The Golden Notebook Why does Anna write her political life to the red notebook? Does red refer to somewhat about politics?

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Red is also the color of passion. When we think of politics, we often thin of passion. Joy, commitment, anger and even lust are closely associated with politics and being a politician. Politics is also about going for blood, in a metaphorical sense at least.
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Of course this book uses colour incredibly significantly, and perhaps we are able to see a rather ironic reflection on the nature of politics in Anna's choice of red for her political life. Red is a colour that we associate with blood and struggle, and clearly the way in which this section of the novel picks up on the theme of conflict in relation to politics makes this a suitable colour.

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