Say hello to Dottweets, a prolific meta writer and one of my favorite Supernatural bloggers. She’s penned a pretty interesting piece on Dean Winchester and the Mark of Cain for us to read and contemplate before the season 9 finale, airing tomorrow on the CW at 9pm (just in case you live under a rock and had no clue). Enjoy, and leave some feedback in the comments.
xoxo The Collectiva Diva
From the start, Supernatural has had themes about identity, sense of self, and physical transformations. It’s your choices, rather than what you are, that defines you, but Supernatural has also shown the dangers and horrors of losing your innate nature, becoming something you don’t want to be, or weren’t meant to be. It often utilizes body horror, violations to or within the body, to get its themes across or explore characters. In season 9, Dean Winchester, who had always avoided allowing himself to be altered, becomes the storm on these issues this time around.