The Brilliance and Banality of Beasts of the Southern Wild

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  1. We’ve personally communicated a little about why you think the author named the place where they Wink and Hushpuppy reside “The Bathtub”. As I mentioned, I think the name speaks volumes, and you said you thought it had both a negative and positive connotation. For instance, it could be perceived “[n]egatively, [as] a place that catches the filth and grime of others” or “[p]ositively, [as] a place of purification.” I believe the name is dichotomous; not only does it suggest “a place that catches the filth and grime,” but it also is a place that keeps the residents pure from those things on the outside–those things they have come to believe are immoral and superfluous.

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