Why a Raven?

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Re: Why a Raven?

Post by winecellarlibrary »

Since a raven is a bad omen, I think that linking her to the raven was a good move on the author's part. It immediately strikes fear into those who observe it.
There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.
This traverse may the poorest take
Without oppress of toll;
How frugal is the chariot
That bears a human soul!
-Emily Dickinson

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Post by Julie-p »

The raven has always been a really symbolic animal in several myths and tales. And the author clearly took inspiration from some, so I would say that's the reason why.

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Post by MrunalT »

I find ravens a bit scary, but they are also super-intelligent. And in this case, raven was the perfect choice. Dove just would not have had the same character as raven.

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