from The Century Dictionary.
- Figurative: as, tropological interpretation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Relating to or involving the interpretation of literature focusing on the ethical lesson or
moralof the story.
- adjective Characterized by
tropes; varied by tropes; tropical.
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Thus by a convenient tropological substitution, a transcendental ego is created that does not have to work at being a subject, because it is produced unconsciously and, as Schelling later says,
There is, however, a complex ambivalence embedded in this tropological revenge.
This tropological strategy was far from unusual in Evangelical self-fashionings, but Potkay demonstrates that unlike other Puritan spiritual autobiographies,
In this context, Equiano understands his struggle with the sailors on board the Morning Star as a tropological rehearsal of the war between the tribes of
Before analyzing Equiano's exhortations on the marketplace, it is important to recognize that Equiano completes the tropological relation to Judges 19-21 by entering into the slave trade.
As I hope my unraveling of the Judges allusion indicates, Equiano's deployment of the Bible cannot be contained in any straightforward fashion, for even at the tropological level the text works against itself. close window
Potkay's decision to focus only on the tropological leaves the question of the anagogical unaddressed, but, as Potkay has recently argued in "History ...",
But behind and following this invocation of Godly vengeance lies a more troubling tropological reading based not on The Book of Martyrs but rather on the Book of Judges.
Adam Potkay offers an illuminating account of the secularization of Equiano's text while defending his own tropological reading of the narrative in History,
Equiano's "progress" is not just the tropological freeing of the soul from the symbolic