In Response To: Archetypal images in Halo books and games (BeastIce)
...power to the story and even a way for everyone
: to relate to the story being told. I am really excited about continuing
: the adventure with John, Cortana, and Arbiter and learning John's quest
: and Arbiter's choice.
: I hope this was informative and I want to preemptively respond to an almost
: inevitable reply. Yes, I took a lot of time to post this. Yes, I am
: interested in the Halo story. And yes, I did put a lot of thought into
: this post. Thanks for the time to read this.
I actually gave thought to this very concept, and was working on a Halo story page entry. I had a few examples that you had, and it's rather humbling to find what I obviously missed when I went through it. Kudos on thinking of all this.
Now, as for whether Bungie put this in intentionally or not, I don't think so. I think that for good story tellers, this all comes natural, and it's not a conscious decision. Whoever thought of it probably made the story up off the top of his head, and fleshed it out later until he thought the depth and...well...conveivability was good. The rest just fell into place.
It takes a strong mind to find underlying meaning and elements to something that wasn't created with the expectation of deep analysis, and you did it very well.