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2016-01-11 23:18:46 Post No. 7574006
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Just finished The Waves, what a fucking masterpiece. The lyricism, the psychological insight, the structure...incredible.
Anyway, what's the deal with "The door opens; the tiger leaps." that was repeated all over the place? The door bit is obvious, but what about the tiger? How are they connected?
There's a bit that I think is related:
>'They are immune,' said Rhoda, 'from picking fingers and searching eyes. How easily they turn and glance; what poses they take of energy and pride! What life shines in Jinny's eyes; how fell, how entire Susan's glance is, searching for insects at the roots! Their hair shines lustrous. Their eyes burn like the eyes of animals brushing through leaves on the scent of the prey. The circle is destroyed. We are thrown asunder.'
The third sentence from the end in particular reminded me of Blake and his tiger...so the tiger perhaps signifies the predators of social life?