Analysis Of Till We Have Faces

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For the past few weeks, I have been continually thinking about the title of Till We Have Faces. Orual’s words at the end of the book has been engrained in my mind that “Till that word can be dug out of us, why should they hear the babble that we think we mean? How can they meet us face to face till we have faces?” (pg 294). On the Till We Have Faces quiz, I understood that the title was about expressing our dynamic in our personalities, features, and emotions. Yet, I still did not grasp what it meant to ‘meet us face to face’. Then, I thought about Russian nesting dolls and how they appear to be a single face until each doll is open to reveal another doll. As I applied this analogy to each main character, I had an epiphany about the characters’ conversions.…show more content…
For Orual, she transition as the princess to the veil Queen, then discovered sehnsucht as ungit to being the plaintiff, and discovered peace as Psyche. For Fox, his role as the mentor became the grandfather figure to the princesses. He found security as a Greek, but used philosophy to rationalize his lack of belief in the supernatural to substitute sehnsucht. Then he later acknowledge his limited understanding as the spiritual guide. For psyche, she transitioned from being the innocent princess to the accuser and sacrifice. Then became the believer of the supernatural as the god’s bride. She experience sehnsucht as the wander and experience conversation when she was transformed into the
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