Today’s blog post will be focusing on the Brother Bear story summarized in Blog Post 2.
The aurora is used by the author as a representation of a connection between the heavens and the earth. Their loved ones that have past are represented in the lights in their human and spirit animal forms. The most obvious imagery showing this is the image below, in which the older brother’s spirit animal, the eagle, wraps around the main character.
The aurora in this story represents love and connection, but also the peace and joy in the afterlife. Those spirits and animals show are those that have passed that now live in the lights. They run across the sky, and the animals can be seen playing with each other.
This story talks about love, especially familial love. This is shown through two sets of brother going through life with all of its ups and downs, fights and resolutions. It shows that although you might not always get along, your family members can help you help you find happiness.