Blue Angel Symbols & Objects

Francine Prose
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Uncooked Chicken

One of the students (Danny) has written a story where a young man pulls an uncooked chicken from the refrigerator and has sex with it. After the class discusses this element in the short story, the class is dismissed. However, the image that sticks with Dr. Swenson is that of the chicken's head looking up at the protagonist in the story, viewing its attacker. This is a symbol for what eventually happens to him through the hands of his student, Angela. This symbol also serves as a foreshadowing of that event.

Eggs

This is the title of Angela's story. It symbolizes new life, new birth, and the fact that it carries a type of "new life" within it. It should also be noted that the first initial symbol is that of a chicken, which a character is sodomizing. It is a graphic image that the...

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