A Language Older Than Words Setting & Symbolism

Derrick Jensen
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The Stars

It is the stars that Jensen says helped to keep him alive as a child. He says these stars spoke to him and told him that his abusive circumstances were not normal and that he was a good child and was loved.

A Pink Camaro

This pink Camaro is the car that belonged to Jensen's brother. Jensen remembered his brother running to this car to get away from his father.

A Grenade

It is the imagery of a grenade ignored at a party that Jensen uses to describe the way that humans react to the violence and atrocities of the world. He believes that by ignoring what is happening to the world, humans will eventually destroy themselves, just as they will be destroyed if they continue to ignore the grenade at the party.

Coyotes

The coyotes are a major player in Jensen's writing as he comes...

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