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What are the symbols of the story, "The Secret Sharer"?
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- the captain represents the Ego;
- Capt. Archbold represents the Super-ego
- Leggatt represents the Id
- the sea (above water is the Ego; below water are the Superego and Id)
- bad dreams, secrets (subconscious desires)
- sharer (talk as therapy, reveals private desires, confession)
- colors (white, black, blue: indicative of mood, feelings, morality, desires)
- heads: the white hat, captain’s hat, headless corpse
- the captain’s state room (a closet that hides secrets)
- the boat’s community (represents the public, society)
- the island (represents the individual, isolation)
- reflections, mirrors, mistaken identity (everyone is a double, doppelganger, foil)
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The main symbols in the The Secret Sharer are as follow:
Posted by mstultz72 on May 21, 2010 at 10:22 PM (Answer #1)
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