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At the beginning of Ishmael, the narrator and Ishmael speak to one another with a glass window in between them. It’s only much later, when Ishmael sits on the same side of the glass… (read full symbol analysis)
At several points in Ishmael, Ishmael points out that Taker culture is self-contradictory and self-annihilating. One consequence of this is that Takers feel the need to forget about their contradictions. One strategy that Takers… (read full symbol analysis)