During the fun of a Skype lesson with our partners in Ankara this morning, we were discussing Frost’s Out, out- and became embroiled in a discussion of the allusions to Genesis.
Whilst stressing that this is not over literal and that the son does not signify Adam per se, we explored the following ideas:
1: The rural setting with the ‘sweet scented’ logs and the five mountain ranges creates a version, if not of Eden, then certainly of a Pastoral Idyll, remote from society and therefore relatively pure.
2: In this paradise, as in all such, the exists a potential evil – ‘et in arcadia ego’…
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