The Humans: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Matt Haig
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Nudity / The Human Body

The human body, especially in its natural form, symbolizes the innate vulnerability of human beings.

The narrator is transported into the body of Andrew Martin, in the most precarious scenario possible: naked, at night and in a strange place. He is now in a position where, despite the superior intelligence and emotional restraint of his species, he is at a marked disadvantage. He is immediately deemed mad, mocked, exposed (in person and online), and locked away, showing a stripping down not only of his body but of his reputation. Coming from a place where clothes are seemingly arbitrary, he begins to learn that nudity is looked down upon but primarily in the part of the world in which he has landed, and indeed “It seemed people didn’t mind someone being naked in a rainforest so long as it was nowhere near their...

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