Autobiography of Red Themes & Motifs

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Coming of Age

Geryon “comes of age” about several aspects of life, primarily about love and sexuality, about how those who are different are viewed by the world, and about the need for strength in individuality. A “coming of age” story is one in which the primary line of action has to do with a young, child-like character (or a child-ish character) comes to a more mature understanding – of him/herself, of aspects of life, of the world. It is a journey of transformation that, at its basic level, takes a character from a place of innocence to a place of knowledge, whether it be innocence / knowledge about a specific thing or about life/the world/the self in general.

In terms of love and sexuality, Geryon not only discovers and acts on his affections and/or sexual feelings: he also discovers that people have different attitudes...

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