"Not till you have opened the door for me," answered the man
This is some pretty thick allegory right here…
Our story is now proposing that in order to gain back this radiance in some way, we must let the Wild Man out of his cage.
We now see that the Wild Man also represents a certain radiant energy that is similar, in a way, to a child’s. We know that children are usually inquisitive, intuitive, and generally good-willed towards others.
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