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Tar Valon Map, an Anatomy Lesson?

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Hey all, I noticed this a while back, and there is a good chance that it is coincidental, and maybe it's because I'm an art student that I see more into this than I should, but doesn't the Island of Tar Valon and its surrounding landscape greatly resemble female genitalia?

 

Now before you excuse this idea as craziness, I think it makes sense symbolically to have an city ruled by the greatest world power - the White Tower - made up entirely of women that reside on an Island resembling a vagina? In a sense, it is the ultimate symbol of female power. And indeed, the world bends knee to Tar Valon...

 

Thoughts?

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Yeah, but it's a White TOWER. Phallic much? Besides, it's described as having two conciliatory buildings much smaller and lower in height. I'm not going to spell it out, but the image is pretty hilarious. I suppose I could say something about how the island needs the tower to be complete....

 

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Not sure if Robert Jordan intended the similarity between the island & the female body part.

 

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LMAO....

 

I see it now...that is funny.

 

Who knows. It could be.

And possibly in the future, the Tower will also hold Asha'man, thereby completing the picture.

:D

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Not sure if Robert Jordan intended the similarity between the island & the female body part.

 

 

There is very little in this series that is a coincidence.

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Not sure if Robert Jordan intended the similarity between the island & the female body part.

There is very little in this series that is a coincidence.

So Robert Jordan did intend this?

If so, got proof?

 

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I think it was possibly perhaps maybe intended.

But even if it is not, it sure is funny.

 

Plus, I would have to say that RJ knew what he was doing.

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Intentional or not (although I agree, RJ has a history of intentional little bits throughout the series), I still think its great! Personally, I believe author intent is separate from the effect of the work in all literature; yes, RJ has huge sway over his universe, but the work itself is separate from the author... but that discussion could go on forever.

 

And Zidel, nice bit with the White Tower! However, I suppose that because the Island has never been "penetrated" by an army, I suppose it's still a virgin? I suppose this statement is somewhat false, but I think this is a spoiler-free zone isn't it?

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Tar Valon is just yet another example of writers/geographers/etc people who do this going all

insane and weird over unusual geography like sounds, inlets, islands with a rock in the middle in a river etc....

 

Out of all the things on the map it's the only thing that caught my attentionf or being strange... but not for this

reason....

 

Like if you try and read a description of Seattle and the surrounding areas it's like 4000000000000000 pages

of people just flittering about because it's so unique, it's an odd phenomenon I've found.

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