Pros And Cons Of Didion

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Didion repudiates the San Berdnardino valley as a façade as artificial as the post-war culture within. For in the duplicity of the objective correlatives, the foliage of lemon, which is “too lush, unsettling glossy, the greenery of nightmare” foreshadows the diabolical nature of this Californian city, signified in the prelapsarian allusion “a place where snakes go to breed”. Thus, this underscores the sins enabled within this landscape, where Lucille Miller murdered her husband by “spread(ing) gasoline over her presumably drugged husband … and gently walk(ing) the Volkswagen over the embankment, where it would tumble into the lemon grove”, imitating how San Bernandino transmutes the biblical burning bushes into burning Volkswagens. Hence, Didion
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