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She might yet be able...joined into a man. Options
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 4:35:38 PM
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can someone explain to me the quotaion of the day please?
She might yet be able to help him to the building of the rainbow bridge that should connect the prose in us with the passion. Without it we are meaningless fragments, half monks, half beasts, unconnected arches that have never joined into a man.
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 5:38:08 PM

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To be honest, it doesn't mean a lot to me.

Firstly, I don't know who it is referring to - who is 'She'?

It seems to be saying that we (all of us, all people( have two sides, two halves. That 'she' can join the two.

There is the 'monk' half - literate, material, physical side - the prose.
And there is the 'beast' half - emotional - the passion.

Only when these two parts are joined do we see "a man".

The Bridge and The Arch are old symbols of a joining between the physical world and the spiritual - Bifrost, The Rainbow Bridge, joined Midgard (this world) with Asgard (the world of gods).

Wyrd bið ful aræd - bull!
Posted: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:56:26 PM
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teachersalah: I think DragOnspeaker's explanation is good. If you go back to the "quote of the day" you'll see that Thar included a whole section around this quote about a 'rainbow bridge' and that might help you understand who the 'she' is being referred to. Finally, try 'on-lineliterature" for Howard's End by E. M. Forster which is the book this quote is taken from.

Sometimes the "quote of the day" is easy enough to understand all by itself, and sometimes it isn't. This is one quotation that doesn't make a clear point all by itself (a hint to the TFD administrator about what gets posted).
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