The Incarnations Symbols & Objects

Susan Barker
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Taxi

A green and yellow Citroen taxi is driven by Wang for a living and reflects his reincarnated state and fate. Just as numerous people inhabit Wang’s cab on a daily basis, so too does Wang’s soul inhabit numerous lives over the course of centuries. When Wang mistakenly blames Zeng for ruining his marriage and writing him the letters, Wang kills Zeng by crashing his taxi through a bridge, killing himself in the process.

First letter

The first letter Wang receives is a letter of vague introduction in which the unknown woman writing the letters briefly introduces herself. The letter reveals the writer has been watching Wang, and knows everything from where he lives to what his work is like. The letter wonders how Wang’s life will be when the writer reappears in it. Wang is unnerved by the letter, and does not know...

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