Best answer: Why is it called Diving Bell and Butterfly?

Is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a true story?

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (original French title: Le Scaphandre et le Papillon) is a memoir by journalist Jean-Dominique Bauby. It describes his life before and after a massive stroke left him with locked-in syndrome.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Author Jean-Dominique Bauby
ISBN 978-0-375-40115-2

What does the diving bell represent in The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?

The central, titular, and most potent symbol throughout the book is that of a diving bell, which symbolizes the protagonist’s life inside his paralyzed body.

What is the bell in diving?

Diving bell, small diving apparatus that is used to transport divers between the seafloor or lower depths and the surface. Early bells consisted of a container open only at the bottom, usually provided with a source of compressed air.

How long is The Diving Bell and the Butterfly book?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375701214
Publication date: 06/23/1998
Series: Vintage International
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 144
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