Today in class Professor Scanlon asked us to talk about how The Hunting of the Snark can be an allegory for fear and annihilation and I had a thought kind of strike me, but I was not quite sure how to back it up or really discuss it. It has been stuck with me all day and I have been trying to figure it out.
For me, when Professor Scanlon asked us this question, I thought about the Snark being our fears and the hunt to find it is our way of facing our fears, but we get so hung up on getting over our fears and facing them, that they end up destorying us anyway–therefore the Baker’s disappearence at the end. I’m still not really sure how to expand on this and show it more through the text itself, but it is an idea. I would love to see what everyone else thinks now that we are not in class, early, and while it’s raining.