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The Door by E. B. White
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The Door

by E. B. White

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This very short novella is an extremely rich work of literature!
It is a dazing trip inside the maze of confusion, frustration, despair, and alienation in the narrator's mind. He is describing how the filthy urban life has poisoned his psyche. (Spoilers ahead!)

He draws the comparison between modern man, and an experimental laboratory rat! Humans, in this technological world, like rats, are drawn to behave in controlled ways as to suffer to get their needs like a rat getting an electric shock and still knocking on the door to food.
The doors to religion, science, and love have failed the narrator. h would like to go back to nature, while knowing that they will change that door as well.
THEY stands for the Professor in control, and for the all-knowing superior Madame. I felt they are metaphors for God and the mother figure, respectively. ( )
  pathogenik | Feb 18, 2016 |
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