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Subject: Vision of BOB shared: (was Episode 1 2nd Season)
From: cioffi@menudo.uh.edu (Delia Cioffi)
Date: 1990-10-07, 12:15
Newsgroups: alt.tv.twin-peaks

In article <1990Oct7.183334.14745@agate.berkeley.edu> sally@eris.berkeley.edu (S. A. Wilson) writes:
> >
> >Okay. When Leland said he remembered Killer Bob from his youth....
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> >Anyway, it seems as though in Twin Peaks land, because
> >of some gateway, portal, to another world/time, that molestation takes
> >on a sexual sense, but also a spiritual one in that Bob, BOB, also
> >rapes the soul of the person, making him/her one of his minions.

In this and other posts, I DON'T understand why the only (or main) two
options seem to be BOB as real person or BOB as visitor from another
time or world. More correctly, BOB as *archetype* could account for 
his appearence to different individuals, *and* for both his consistencies
and differences across various individuals' visions.

It is, I admit, a somewhat fine-grained distinction, but seeing BOB (and
perhaps other "other-worldly" characters as well) as *psychological*
constructs is more in keeping with Lynch's demonstrated style and
sensibilities. It also allows these characters and forces to retain
*both* their "real" and "mystic" qualities.

-- ================================================================= Delia Cioffi: -- University of Houston: cioffi@menudo.uh.edu -- Stanford University: cioffi@psych.stanford.edu


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