Uncle Monday Symbols & Objects

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Uncle Monday

Uncle Monday symbolizes the indomitable power of nature and its supremacy over humanity. Uncle Monday appears to be a supernatural being, but the narrative repeatedly presents him as a symbol for nature itself. He initially emerges from a lake and bears deep connections with wildlife. Also, he appears to not be subject to permanent injury, and he has traveled between the realms of life and death. Thus, he symbolizes nature as defined by a cycle of life, death, and renewal.

Alligators

Alligators symbolize individual aspects of nature that work together to from the overriding patterns and forces that define natural phenomena. Uncle Monday, as a representative of nature, shows an overwhelming affinity for—and control over—alligators. At one point, he directs them like an army, thus symbolizing how forces of nature exist uniformly in individual organisms.

Lakes

As a geographical feature, lakes symbolize the...

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