----- Original Message -----From: [log in to unmask] href="mailto:[log in to unmask]">Chokh RajSent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 6:51 PMSubject: The boat imagery in TWLDear Listers,It should be interesting as well to take note of the boat imageryin TWL. There is a definite pattern to it.Part I -- the sailor's song and its implications(it prefaces the Hyacinth girl passage) :Frisch weht der WindDer heimat zuMein Irisch Kind,Wo weilest du?Part II -- It's prefaced with an allusion to Cleopatra's ceremonial barge(The barge she sat in, like a burnish'd throne,Burn'd on the water.)and her first meeting with Antony.Part III -- Here, The barges drift / With the turning tideand The barges wash / Drifting logsElizabeth and Leicester / Boating oars...Carried down stream'By Richmond I raised my kneesSupine on the floor of a narrow canoe.'Part IV -- O you who turn the wheel and look to windward,Consider Phlebas, who was once handsome and tall as you.Part V -- The boat respondedGaily, to the hand expert with sail and oarThe sea was calm, your heart would have respondedGaily, when invited, beating obedientTo controlling hands.There also appears to be a definite equation between the boat(s)and the human heart with its passions of love/lust.Regards,CR
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