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In Edgar Allen Poes short story Hop Frog the title character Hop-Frog is able to transcend the limitations of his physical body in ways the King and his seven ministers are unable Hop-Frog has multiple examples of the transcendence of man and the inability of man to transcend The most prominent of these points are 1 By overcoming the limitations of his Hop-Frogs physical body he is able to transcend into a greater existence than his biology would allow 2 By the King and his ministers discounting of Hop-Frog due to his disfigurement and their inability to acknowledge his transcendence they are fated to never have the chance to transcend 3 By the use of symbolism in Hop-Frog Poe reinforces the actions of the characters and strengthens the representations of their transcendence or lack there of Each of these of these three points coalesce to bring the significance of the transcendence of man or the lack there of into a focused view Hop-Frog the title character in Edgar Allen Poes Hop-Frog is able to transcend the limitations of his physical body Biologically Hop-Frog is nothing more than a freak of nature Hop-Frog is a dwarf His means of locomotion was that of an interjectional gait---- something between a leap and a wiggle482 and this motion was only afforded to him through great pain and difficulty Hop-frogs teeth are large powerful and repulsive484 His arms not in balance with his body have a prodigious power482 His arms so over compensated for his body he resembled a squirrel or a small monkey more than a frog482 His ability to tolerate wine is nonexistent The story states that Hop-Frog is from some barbarous region482 For the King Hop-Frog is a triplicate treasure482
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