The Troubadour Podcast

Butterflies, Sci-Fi, and Nathaniel Hawthorne

November 25, 2018
The Troubadour Podcast
Butterflies, Sci-Fi, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
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The Troubadour Podcast
Butterflies, Sci-Fi, and Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nov 25, 2018
Kirk j Barbera
Show Notes

On this episode we take a detour from the four Hawthorne Sci-Fi stories to explore a critical symbol in literature and science fiction: the Butterfly. That's right, the butterfly.

I'll be telling you the myth of Cupid and Psyche and reading the poem "Ode to Psyche" By John Keats.

By the end of this episode you will have a better understanding of how symbols can be used by a master storyteller to add to a story, the similarities between symbols, allegories, metaphor, simile and analogy, and where specific symbols originated. 

This may sound like a boring discussion about an academic subject. I hope, however, that I have taken examples from literature and poetry and shown you how these can improve you life, enrich your readings, and shape your consciousness. For, no art more than literature can do all of these, and in so short a span as a few power lines of prose.



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