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Before there were any alphabets, abjads, or abugidas there were pictures. Crude depictions of animals scrawled on the walls of caves exist dating back as far as the stone age. The base reptilian brain of humanity instinctively understands images before anything else, even beasts that lack a functional language may have eyes sharper than those of humans. If one looks at a book meant for young children there might be a lavish illustration spread out over two pages, but only two or three simple sentences worth of text. Books compiling fairy tales for mass consumption, including those from the famous Grimm brothers, more often than not feature relevant illustrations ranging from rough or even grotesque sketches in early collections to intricately …show more content…
In Figure 1 the boy appears to be very calm while he examines the cats’ paws, and does not seem to sense any danger despite said cats’ exceptional sizes. Maria Nikolaveja, a faculty member at the University of Cambridge, claims in Devils, Demons, Familiars, Friends: Toward a Semiotics of Literary Cats that starting in the early nineteenth century that cats were thought of as intelligent, and that people thought that “The versed animal can talk and recall his adventures […]” (250). If the boy is mentally ill, then perhaps he thinks that the cats are indeed talking to him and are rational creatures that mean him no harm. Delving further, the sharp, simple imagery could signify that the boy thinks of himself as clear-headed and having no need to doubt what he sees; the relative lack of shading could perhaps represent a mode of black-and-white thinking. Figure 2 and its use of rough line work could be thought of as representing the boy having a hazy and unclear mind. While there are many things in the image only the boy himself and the robed figure are highlighted while everything else is muddled by darkness. The boy can only see clearly what is presumably a specter or other threat to his well-being. He appears to be holding what is either a stake or knife in what is most likely some attempt to protect himself; he can only see danger and evil. The meaning of a work of art is in the eye of the beholder, and though the lens of psychoanalysis it could be said that the boys in the images are seeing the world through a distorted

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