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By the Bog of Cats Notes Recent Novel Spaces 0 Notes from Underground underground metaphorical space 0 Survival in Auschwitz Auschwitz literal space 0 By the Bog of Cats bog both literal and metaphorical space Bogs transcend history and time seem to have been in existence since the beginning and will continue on past the modern world 0 bog symbol of the unconscious o bog Hester s environment Hester is the only person who can see the Ghost Fancier Hester wants Carthidge to come back to her but she also doesn t want to leave the bog because she wants recognition of the forces she represents too 0 she is almost an embodiment of the bog 0 she doesn t want to be treated as if she doesn t exist Tinkers are like gypsies and Hester is known as a tinker o tinkers refuse to join an Irish community Realistic drama being carried out Hester abandonment loss anger o won t leave the bog because she is waiting for her mother s return Play about absence and loss and filling up that void Triumphic capitalist spirit in Ireland Land and everything else is really just a commodity for Xavier Cassidy Nature is the notself it is what s outside the self The bog itself is a meaningless commodity for Xavier Cassidy Hester kills Iosie not to hurt Carthidge but a more complex maybe mythical motivation Supernatural 0 Ghost Fancier death 0 Ghost of Hester s brother Joseph 0 Black swan Could be a psychologically realistic drama but mythical aspects were put in Pulling from a lot of Irish traditions kind of In a sense Hester s life ended when she was 7 years old Abandonment by her mother by Carthidge etc repetition In a way Ireland is what has really abandoned Hester o modernized and left people who haven t behind Paganism premodern preChristian o Hester s behavior associates with this Hester had not been planning to kill Iosie The author believes there are limits to realism Real issue here is loss 0 Hester s lost her mother Carthidge her place the bog Ireland modernize
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