metaphor

Have You Heard of the Chameleon Effect?

In psychology, there are a great variety of syndromes and effects. Many of them use metaphors in their names. Some examples are the Peter Pan syndrome, the Jerusalem syndrome, the Othello syndrome, the Ben Franklin effect, the Mandela effect, etc.…

Depression Is Harder Than What Metaphors Say

People love using metaphors for depression. It seems that it inevitably brings us sadness, and sadness brings us to an ocean. Or rather, to a deep dark pit from which escape is distant or non-existent. Depression is like an invisible chain.…

Big Fish: The Fish As a Metaphor for Life

Big Fish (2003), directed by Tim Burton, is a movie loaded with symbolism and metaphor. It isn’t full of the dark, sinister scenes that we normally associate with Burton. It is just the opposite. Big Fish is all color, light,…