Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land: What IS the Symbolism of Tattooing and Snakes?
September 11, 2004 2:09 AM Subscribe
From Stranger In A Strange Land
, by Robert Heinlein:
"Jill, you've read some abnormal psychology."
"Yes, of course. In training. Not as much as you have, I know."
"Do you know the symbolism of tattooing? And snakes?"
"Of course. I knew that about Patty as soon as I met her. I had been hoping that you would find a way."
Now, as someone who has been wanting to be a crazy tattooed lady since she was five, what's the symbolism?
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