In Lupus in Fabula, everyone has their own role, is trapped in a mask, to fulfill the expectations of others, adapting to the group, everything goes in line with expectations of the environment in
which he lives, stuck in routines between home and school, feeling the social weight on the shoulders.
This is symbolically represented as a mask that
hides the true nature of the protagonist, a mask that is closing in on the face of his companions, that behave all the same way.
The wolf embodies a double role of wild beast bringer of destruction, and at the same time initiator and bearer of knowledge.
Today the wolf has a complex symbology. Is not the bad shadow that follows us in the woods, is something that we carry inside as hidden brother.
It's our inner-self that reminds us that despite the social and economic superstructure built around us, we are still a product of nature, and the anxiety that we feel is the memory further and further away of our origins, we continue to stubbornly forget.
Through reflections made through monologues, the child protagonist of my picture book begins to realize the weight of the expectations of others, and understand that he should't wait that changes came from outside, but he must be the maker of his own transformation, and start to grow.
So he will learn to say no, to not be like the others, homologated, all the same, and to feel different and despite the fear that this situation may inspire, to move forward in life and accept his own nature, accept and find out who he really is.
Also say "no" help to grow, especially those "no" you decide independently, excluding what you don't want to be, defining the boundaries of your own personality.
Lupus in Fabula is this, take a stand of self-discovery.
Copyright © All rights reserved.