Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Remark about Talk in Dumbo

The elephants talk among themselves as do the crows. Further, the crows talk with Dumbo and with Timothy Mouse, who also talks with Dumbo and with the other Elephants.

Timothy also talks to one human, and is the only animal to do so. But he does so in a very special situation. He talks to the ringmaster while he’s asleep. But he doesn't converse with him.

Is that a way of indentifying animals with the human “subconscious mind”—the term Timothy uses when addressing the sleeping ringmaster?

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