Need Metaphor for Man vs Self in Never Cry Wolf

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Cindy Mayhak 3 Rep.

Trying to determine a metaphor for the conflict of man vs self in Never Cry Wolf… Any ideas?

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English Tutor 2.76K Rep.

Yeah, “The die was cast” is a famous metaphor used in this story.

It comes from gambling, as if you bet on dice. Once you cast the dice, then you cannot do anything about the outcome. Also, it means you cannot go back at that moment when you have thrown the dice or you cannot “unthrow” it.

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