Introduction

The Opening Virgin, or Opening Mother

My first impression of this image was that it was a religious icon. 

But when I look at it now, I think of it as

a figure saying something about biology and narrative.

Chapter 1: Caricatures - the Hawks and Doves of our Nature

The Mother, Devouring and Empowering
The Father, Tyrannizing and Encouraging
The Son, Retreating and Adventuring
The Daughter, Ignored and Recognized