Autobiography of Red Symbols & Objects

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Red

Throughout the narrative, the color "red" appears in a variety of different contexts and is expressed in a variety of different ways (sometimes direct, sometimes indirect, and sometimes entirely implied). The motif first appears in reference to Geryon, whose red skin is a key component of his experience of being different. This initiating connection to the central character suggests that throughout the remainder of the book, the color red, whether it represents anger, passion, violence, or any of its other implied meanings, is intended to be seen as a direct connection to, or manifestation of, one of Geryon's experiences or character traits.

Geryon's Wings

Geryon's wings, like his skin color (red), are primary manifestations of his experience of being and/or feeling different. For much of the narrative, there is the sense that he is ashamed of them, and /or feels in danger because of having...

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