I would argue We Have Always Lived in the Castle is about where a fairy tales comes from…
Typically, she lives with “old aunt,” but now a young girl in the house . . . and possibly a murderer (muh-hahaha!!).
I thought a lot about it, and the best metaphor I can use is multiple orgasms. There, I said it.
Stories are the only way we can make that connection to a spiritual realm…
“But my grades — my brains –” Bobby struggled to express herself. “A teacher has to be smart.”
“What would Emily Post do?”
Have I ever told you that my imagination once almost killed me?
The back of the book says that Keller “fuses the elements of a Rashomon-type narrative with a Hitchcock classic.”
Think about it: Doris Lessing wrote the horrifying story “Room 19,” but not once did the narrator tell her children she didn’t want them. Instead, she quietly committed suicide, but we get what’s going on.
“Daddy was also into something called Mentalphysics. He had his books and encyclopedias in a special place in the living room and couldn’t nobody touch em!”