The Street of Crocodiles Themes

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Labyrinth

The theme of the labyrinth is very important in these stories, we often see the narrator getting lost in familiar or would-be familiar places. When the narrator goes looking for the Cinnamon Shops, he ends up in an unfamiliar part of the city. It is the familiar feeling that most children have felt at being lost, panic. The narrator then realizes he is actually on the back side of the high school, but did not recognize it. It is the nature of a labyrinth to confuse the familiar so that it is unrecognizable. All the labyrinths describe in the story are in familiar places. The rooms of his family's house are often described as being a maze of passageways where rooms get forgotten for years at a time. When the narrator imagines his father as a cockroach, he imagines that his father knows the labyrinth of the cracks...

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