The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucketgreenspun.com : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread
I'm attempting to write an essay on this story but do not know where to begin. The use of symmetry and the symbolic meanings of black and white are interesting, but I don't think I fully comprehend either of these issues. If someone has a good comprehension of either of these topics it would help me greatly.
-- Anonymous, January 29, 2000
Consider who is black and white and what they represent. i.e. the black cook on the Grampus who lead the mutiny and the people on the island being black and killing all the men on the Jane Guy. Note the symmetry of the killings. (race issues.) Also consider the fact that E.A.P. was an extreme southern man. He was pro slavery and did not like blacks.
-- Anonymous, February 07, 2004