Freedom of Interpretation?

Freedom of Interpretation? January 4, 2012

This cartoon by David Hayward seems to me to illustrate well the situation we find ourselves in as interpreters – whether of life or of texts. The danger is when we genuinely believe that we are free, having managed to loose ourselves from the influence of upbringing, tradition, personality, and so many other factors.

And of course, there are plenty of ways that we can be prisoners of such things, beyond in matters of interpretation.

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