Will's sliding through the sleeping city is the subtext of the story. Laurel Yourke defines subtext as: "The unwritten meaning that readers infer from what is implied rather than expressed through the dialogue or description." (Laurel A. Yourke, Take your Characters to Dinner, Lanham, MD: The University Press of America, 2000, p. 202)
In The Mole People, Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City (Chicago, IL; Chicago Review Press, ix), Jennifer Toth says:
The people of New York City who live underground are most commonly known as mole people. And it is no accident that the term conjures freakish image. I hope this book will reverse the horrible and striking image of 'mole people' simply by showing what I found.The subtext of a city lies underneath the daily drama on the surface. Read this book and tell me it doesn't reveal a lot of the meaning of life up above.
But life underneath the conscious level isn't as awful and scary as we think, which is the subtext of this subtext.
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