Edgar Allan Poe's The Cage

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I believe the cage is representing the husbands mind while he was human. While the husband was human, he felt trapped and would mentally trap himself with envy that he had over his jealousy and assumption that his wife was having an affair. He would also trap himself physically by locking himself in the bathroom during their fights and also by staying in the relationship even though he knew it was over. Before, he was trapped by these emotions and now that he wishes to be mentally and physically free, he is trapped in a cage. I believe that the cage also symbolizes time. It seemed like it was time that split them apart. Time away from one another, tension being built over time, accusations being created and growing over time and time wasted
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