Quote by Sojourner Truth
The Lord gave me 'Sojourner,' because I was to travel up an' down the land, showin' the people their sins an' bein' a sign unto them. Afterwards, I told the Lord I wanted another name 'cause everybody else had two names, and the Lord gave me 'Truth,' because I was to declare the truth to people.
In this quote, Sojourner Truth reflects on the names given to her by the Lord. The name 'Sojourner' symbolizes her role as a traveler, spreading awareness of people's sins and serving as a symbolic figure for others. Feeling incomplete with just one name, she approached the Lord for another, and 'Truth' was bestowed upon her. This new name signifies her purpose of fearlessly sharing the truth with others, highlighting her mission to proclaim honesty and enlightenment among the people she encountered.
The popularity of disaster movies expresses a collective perception of a world threatened by irresistible and unforeseen forces which nevertheless are thwarted at the last moment. Their thinly veiled symbolic meaning might be translated thus: We are innocent of wrongdoing. We are attacked by unforeseeable forces come to harm us. We are, thus, innocent even of negligence. Though those forces are insuperable, chance will come to our aid and we shall emerge victorious.