"A Mine Of Serpents" by Shena MacKay. A Semiotic Approach.
A Mine of Serpents
by Shena MacKay
A Mine of Serpents by Shena MacKay is a story about a landlord, Gerald Creedy, who is being manipulated by one of his tenants, Madame Alphonsine, by means of a wax puppet in which she introduces small needles. He is presented as a rather selfish and grumbling man, who likes to tease small children and make fun of the others.
(1) A Mine of Serpents. The title says much and nothing. A mine of serpents could be a large excavation made in the earth full of serpents, but then, snake nests are not that large in order to fill a mine. In the mind of the reader…
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