William Wilson Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Light, Darkness, and The Doppelganger's Shielded Face
William Wilson takes an up-close-and-personal look at his double’s features while at Dr. Bransby’s school. And it is not a pleasant experience. “When the bright rays fell vividly...
The Wall and Gate Enclosing the Schoolyard
The narrator spends so long talking about the wall around his schoolhouse that we’re bound to sit up and take notice. Walls and gates tend to make us feel trapped. And indeed, “William...
The schoolhouse is a confusing building. It’s full of nooks and crannies such that you never really know where you are. It’s got two stories, but it’s hard to say which story you&...
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