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More Very Sad Deer
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 1, No. 135. Monday, 3 Dec 1990.
 
Date:     Mon,  3 Dec 90 09:12 EST
From:     Jim Wilderotter -- Georgetown Center for Text and
Subject:  Weeping Deer...
 
        I believe if you look in Old English poetry and literature, you
will find that the deer is used to symbolize Christ. This is especially
true when the scene includes a hunter. As people with a background in
OE poetry and literature know, the hunter is usually wearing green, which
(at that time) symbolized the Devil (see also, Sir Gawain and the Green
Knight).
 
Jim Wilderotter
 

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