The Monster is a warning that sometimes our own preconceptions can imprison us. Not all prisons have physical walls; habits, routines, prejudices, even patterns in our work or romantic lives can shackle us as tightly as any iron chain.
In a reading, the Monster reminds us to look to the parts of our life, ideas, or attitudes which may be holding us back. It warns us that we may be blinded to the things which most imprison us, seeing superficial threats in the outside world when the deepest dangers lie within.
Keywords: Imprisonment Habit Conformity Constraint Bondage