[Lttle before-going-to-bed post, so there might be logical errors in it. xD]
Typical for me to make a topic for Ruby first, haha... She's the one I've played most.
So, guys, what did you think about it? Is it as obvious as it seems to some on the first glance or is there a much deeper level to it? Just us overthinking? Who knows! I thought it would be good to have a topic for the overall picture of each girls path and such.
My theory, as for the chronological order of the game:
I know, some people over at the ToT forum suggested that it might be the different life stages of the grandmother. Uuuhm. Not really supporting that.
There is a lot of symbolism in The Path, and though I am just being rough here in my idea, I think that the forest symbolized either a.) a past event -> trauma of the character b.) or a future event in some cases. And here I will take Ruby here as an example. :3
Ruby has a leg splint and her wolf meeting seems to allude to what seems to be a car accident where she broke her leg. I guess so, when you enter the forest as her, it's basically The Present. When going into the forest, it's 'The Past', she relives her trauma and also in the Grandmothers House.
Now, does that mean the (normal! Without visiting the Wolf) Grandmothers House is a possible hint to the future? I remember Ruby lying down on the bed, very passively and what seemed to be... 'defeated'. I don't know anymore in what way that wolf figurine was standing. It's said to be a game about growing up... but who says growing up means being happy, being stronger than before. Growing up sometimes also means seeing the bad things of life and to some, it makes their view negative, though in a realistic way.
Before she seemed to be, well, a misfit, goth-like. Someone that probably is being bullied and cages himself all up in his 'weirdness', making it something that he/she cherishes.
Argh, way too much. Sorry. Probably has a lot of flaws too as I can't concentrate... sigh. Anyway, maybe someone feels inspired.