Mr. Fox Symbols & Objects

Helen Oyeyemi
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Typewriter

A typewriter is used by Mary as she struggles as a young writer in “Be Bold, Be Bold, But Not Too Bold.” She comes to consider her typewriter. to be like a city with no inhabitants. The keys and machinery of the typewriter are compared to an empty city and its buildings –the promise of a community but without the people to make it a community. The same is true of the worlds that writers create. There is always potential for something more, for a city full of life and the living. However, this is only true if the writer creates it as such. The writer comes to exist in a world he or she has created. The writer can interact with that world and its fictitious inhabitants. Mary herself is one such aspect of creation that has been made real. When a writer puts so...

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