Friday, January 18, 2013
Does The Carcass have biblical illusions?
In Baudelaire' poem The Carcass, a theme throughout is that although the carcass has died, it serves as food for other life such as the maggots to live off of. This reminded me of the verse from the Bible, Genesis 3:19 that says "for dust you are and to dust you will return." The carcass is returning to dust as it serves as food for other life. This other life will eventually return to the dust too as they eventually die and will service other new life that is born. As one life dies another is born.