In the Skin of the Lion
An Examination on the use of Moth Imagery in the Novel
"In the Skin of a Lion" is a documentary on the voyage from childhood to adulthood of Patrick Lewis. Michael Ondaatje describes this voyage with recollections of sensory memories. These recollections permit the reader to relate to Patrick, as these memories are both simple and realistic. Patrick's memories are often conjured up through touch, smell or color. The
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continuing to use his frame of reference he developed as child in his adult life. Describing his adult experiences in terms of his childhood. The effect of this to the reader is to deliver a clear picture of what Patrick is living. This allows us to relate to Patrick's journey making a reading of the book not just an understanding of the words, but a connection with his thoughts and a wonder of own journey.