No. 12: The Eye of the Needle

Biblical allusion: In the New Testament, Jesus says that it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a right man to enter heaven. … More No. 12: The Eye of the Needle


No. 4: The Serpent

Here is a situation where context is super important. When an archetype (whether it be nature, or number, or color) could stand for more than one thing, what’s occurring in the story (as well as a reader’s prior knowledge) determines how that archetype is interpreted. Where have you seen snakes in literature?