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Pants, Doorways and Arches

Annamarie Cugini's picture

On Tuesday we discussed the different possibilities for the meaning of the cover of the book. My initial reaction was that it was doorways. Each doorway took a different perspective on the same background or topic. The doorways brought color to a dismal background. I found this to be metaphorical because the doorways can be the different genres taking an unique perspective on life. Most bring color to life in a large and overbearing way, where others have a lesser effect.

After listening to everyone else's description of the picture, I found the most interesting one was that the doorways were not doorways at all, but pants. This completely changed my perspective on what I saw in the picture. Perhaps we were delving too deeply into a metaphor that simply wasn't present. The pants were merely pants.