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Norse mythology

Discussion in 'In Flames' started by stardrowned, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. stardrowned

    stardrowned The doctor is in...

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    I'm doing a literary analysis on the entire Whoracle album, but I'm having some problems interpreting the lyrics.

    Jotun (Jötunn, in Norwegian) is a giant in Norse mythology. Though what I want to know is whether this "character" resides on the good or bad side. Is it just a pitch-black figure that stands here and there? This is what the lyrics say, considering Jotun being a symbol for these huge buildings:

    "I often dream of huge numb buildings
    jet-black sinister architecture
    being installed when nobody sees
    Their appearance so sudden
    that few would take notice

    And when I wake up
    I imagine being crushed by one
    imagining its weight its silence
    and the absence of excuses for a havoced life
    and the privilege of a 22-kilometre tombstone"

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    AzNorn Lost and not found

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  3. -Davo

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    Jotun might be an adjective, not a noun in this context. If you want to do an interpretation don't use literal translations.
     

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