# The psychological insight into the metamorphosis

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Palmer December Figure 1 - Box When an observer views a two-dimensional picture on paper, he often interprets it as a three-dimensional figure. For example, most people, after viewing Figure 1would agree that it was a box. Not many would view it as two squares connected with diagonal lines, a square surrounded by irregular planar figures, or any other planar figure.

However, these interpretations are just as valid as the three-dimensional interpretation. In fact, I created this figure by drawing two squares and connecting them with diagonal lines.

Thus it could be argued that this interpretation is the correct one. Despite this, the most common understanding of the figure is a box. Figure 2 - Two-Pronged Trident This insistence to view objects as three-dimensional objects can lead to interesting problems.

For example, Figure 2 is upsetting to look at, since it appears to be a 3-D object, but the object seems to change its properties depending on how it is viewed. Covering the left side makes it appear as an object with two prongs. However, covering the right side makes it appear as an object with three prongs, not two.

When the entire object is viewed at once, the object seems to switch between having two and three prongs. This impossibility confuses the mind. If the figure was interpreted as a two-dimensional figure then it would be entirely possible and commonplace. It's simply three circles connected by a pattern of lines.

If it were viewed in this way, then the mind would not be confused at all. These pictures work so well because they obey the pictorial rules in local regions but defy them globally. That is, the connections between regions that are presented in appropriate perspective are manipulated, and this creates the impossibility when an interpretation of the whole figure is attempted.

## Sun enters Sagittarius

Which rules are followed and which are broken determines the strength of impossible figures. A figure which doesn't follow any of the pictorial rules will look planar, and thus no object will be generated in the viewer's mind. Conversely, a figure which follows all of the pictorial rules will be easily represented in three dimensions in the viewer's mind.

The interrelationships between the two opposite guidelines provides the illusion of an impossible picture. Escher provides the most popular examples of impossible figures in his drawings and woodcuts. Some of his most famous are Belvedere and Waterfall.

Belvedere In Belvedere, for example, many impossible features are found. The central building has columns which start in the front and end in the back, the upper floor is rotated 90 degrees from the lower floor, and a ladder climbs from the inside of the building to the outside, yet remains climbable.

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A boy sitting outside the building is playing with a curious toy which looks like a cube, but upon further inspection is twisted in an impossible way. Figure 3 - Belvedere's Toy In order to understand impossible figures, we must first understand two- dimensional representations of regular three-dimensional objects.

A simple line drawing, such as the box in Figure 1, can be interpreted as either a collection of lines connected together forming a shape or combination of shapes, or as a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object. The cues that determine which of these interpretations is made are well-known.

However, it is not known how many of these cues or in what combinations they must be found before a drawing will be interpreted as having depth. Pictures are by their very nature two-dimensional.Critical Insights: The Metamorphosis Critical Insights Series The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme.

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