Thread: The Rant Thread
07-23-2011, 03:49 PM #1631
07-23-2011, 04:03 PM #1632
That doesn't seem to make sense. The apple in the back is representative of another object in another place which - in this situation - is to be taken as part of an unconscious wish to be dominated. That's the theory I mentioned as an anecdote.
To make it even clearer (short of making a flow chart )
level 1: apple in back
level 2: anal penetration
level 3: father taking back his position of power and Gregor getting his desired punishment for being the bug of a son he thinks he is
If I remember the book correctly, the apple gets stuck in his back, not his anus. Therefor it shouldn't matter that the apple is not a penis, because the back isn't an anus either. Actually, I think that -for anatomical reasons - the father would have some trouble if he tried to actually get through the bug's shell. But he probably wouldn't want that because his bug-son disgusts him, which is kind of the point to begin with.
07-23-2011, 04:18 PM #1633
07-23-2011, 04:32 PM #1634
Or maybe we could come up with an alternative where something that is not part of the father's body penetrates something that is not Gregor's body...but then it would get increasingly harder to even make the connection ("oh, he moves a grandfather clock into Gregor's room, ho ho, I wonder what that could mean, wink wink") ...
So yes, if it really sticks out to you that (a part of) Gregor's body stands for (a part of) Gregor's body while the father uses a tool on the surface level, I can see how that could be perceived as lobsided.
PS: This conversation is getting weird
07-23-2011, 04:40 PM #1635
07-23-2011, 04:59 PM #1636
For the record: I mentioned that theory because I found it so laughable back then that I still remember it more than a decade later. So I'm not really invested in the theory, just interested in your structural criticism. And while I understand how that lobsidedness could bother you, it somehow doesn't bother me at all, because I just see one penetration supposedly standing for another and that is even and elegant. To me it makes no difference what is attached to whose body.
Stop Ne-ing! I am trying to finish this here.
Okay then, I'll just shut up. If anybody's looking for me , I'll be moping in my room. Sniff!
07-23-2011, 05:06 PM #1637
07-24-2011, 01:25 AM #1638
I'm glad to have a job but these people I work with now are the most idiotic, disorganized, lazy, self-congratulatory bunch of morons I have ever met! Seriously......They tell me to slow down and not work too hard! WTF??????I'm never wrong, I'm just sometimes less right
07-26-2011, 11:38 AM #1639
The truth is that this house operates much better when you're not around.
No screaming, no ranting, no threats, no negativity, no tension, no ridiculousness.
Thank you for making my day exceptionally shitty with your presence.a little less conversation, a little more action please
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07-26-2011, 12:54 PM #1640
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