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Jasmine , Beaumont Readers

Long Way Down

A powerful, important book.

I'm probably pretty wrong about this, but I interpret the elevator and each floor as a metaphor - the more that are killed, the worse things become and the further down you go. Each floor, a new ghost gets on, representing that another is dead and the situation is worsening. The lower the elevator sinks, the worse it becomes, until he finally gets off at the bottom to kill, get back in the elevator, and start the whole cycle again.
I see the sinking of the elevator as a metaphor for society and its worsening state, if people continue to ruthlessly "follow rules" in this way (kill people instead of resolving conflict).

Like I said, I'm probably wrong - but it's something that I thought of after reading and I wanted to share it to see if anyone else thought the same - regardless, a great book, and a heartfelt one too.

(The poetry was also wonderful)

Posted on: 29th April 2019 at 05:13 pm

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