Beyond The Garden Analysis

1124 Words5 Pages
The case study, Lucky’s Dream, begins each section with an introductory passage, resembling a prologue. I still find these passages generating some confusion as to how they specifically align with the content presented in the main chapters. The beginning passage, “Beyond the Garden” brought to light the extent to which the story presented by the prologues represents the Old Testament. While reading the first two prologues, “Coyote the Trickster” and “Moondance”, I found myself drawing connections to the story of Adam and Eve. I am not overly familiar with the Old Testament, although I am familiar enough to recognize key terms. These terms are those such as, “the great garden”, “Eve”, and “A Damn” ((Ponzio, 1999). To me, “the great garden” would be the Garden of Eden, “Evening Star” would be Eve, and “A Damn Fool” would be Adam. This similarity became more evident in the following statement, “As A Damn started to fall back asleep, Eve remembered why they were in the Great Garden. She sat up and plucked the fruit from an overhanging branch of the nearest tree” (Ponzio, 1999). Has Ponzio provided his…show more content…
It is true when they say “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone”. Jimmy is one of us who may wish that his consciousness was less active, that it would allow him to forget the past that haunts his mind at night. Although Odysea is troubled by her past, she may realize the vital role her consciousness has in her life. Through her meditation, I believe she has found a way to be happy with her consciousness and cope with the memories she is unable to forget and move past. She is someone who does not take her consciousness for granted. I believe that it is our consciousness that provides the “teaching moments”, providing memories that we can learn and grow from; serving as the little voice in the back of our

More about Beyond The Garden Analysis

Open Document