butterfly effect

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the phenomenon whereby a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere, e

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This seems to identify Eugenia as the villain of the story, but the unstable nature of the butterfly metaphor counteracts a single interpretation.
(4.) The reference to Psyche is yet another way in which the butterfly metaphor is expanded, since Psyche, as a personification of the human soul, is often represented as a butterfly.