Do you ever think about the greater meaning when you read a paranormal novel? I thought I'd take a look at some of the larger metaphors involved in some of our favorite themes and creatures. Of course it can vary book to book, but overall, this is what I see.
Werewolf: The animal instinct inside that fights to come out of us all. Our wild and uninhibited side. But also the one that we fear, and that makes us feel inhuman.
Vampire: Eternal life but at a price. Oh and SEX. Think I'm kidding? Check this out from the Huffington Post.
Ghost: The inability to let go of someone. Fear of death.
Zombie: Loss of control and higher reasoning.
Magic: Power. Wish fulfillment.
Wand: Sometimes a wand is just a wand, you know?
What do you have to add to my little dictionary?