In "The Woman of Salt," an original English opera composed by Eugene amateur musician Anice Thigpen, this question is explored through the biblical story of Lot's wife
in Chapter 19 of the Torah's Book of Genesis.
In her first chapter, Creech revisits female desire in Egon Gunthers film Lot's Wife
(1965) by applying theories of female gaze (Mulvey) and voice (Kaja Silverman) to the cinematic representation of a woman who seeks divorce because she doesn't love her husband.
Teacher: When Lot's wife
looked back she turned into a pillar of salt!
He sent a flood to wipe the earth of sinners--except Noah and family which seems awfully selective, yes?--and turned Lot's wife
into a pillar of salt simply for looking back.
You simply stand as still as Lot's wife
and look lost.
After Lot's wife
disobeys their instructions and looks back at the burning ruins and is turned into a pillar of salt, only Lot and his two chaste daughters find their way to a remote cave.
At that moment, I would have been content to be Lot's wife
, a pillar of salt caught in the moment, never to change, looking like a graceful palm tree outside the testing center.
For lingering on the sordid stuff of earthly life, Lot's wife
is turned into the one substance the Torah considers most pure and sacred.
In the third essay in this section, "Remembering Lot's Wife
: The Structure of Testimony in the Painted Life ofMary Ward," Lowell Gallagher focuses on ressourcement theology to trace the figural history of Lot's wife
and its relationship to Mary Ward's career, concluding that "[t]he silent, patient witnesses to [her] legacy are the anonymous hands that invented a pictorial lexicon and grammar for expressing the strange but vital figural kinship between pillar of salt and the red chair in the Painted Life ' (96).
His body was found near the Lot's Wife
sea-stack at around 1am.
A police helicopter and ambulance crews rushed to the scene but Mr Carson's body was found near the Lot's Wife
sea-stack at around 1am and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
"It was an allegory about Lot's wife
and turning into a pillar of salt."
From biblical account, Lot's wife
looked back and she became a pillar of salt.
Lot and his two daughters ran to their temporary refuge, but "Lot's wife
, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt" (19:26).
Think of the biblical Hannah, think of the biblical Rachel, think of Lot's wife
. Think of Hagar in the desert.