Symbolism In The Velveteen Rabbit

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“What is real?” In the Velveteen rabbit, a simple question is told by the main chacater which in a sense makes everyone from the everyday reader to professors who hold decorates degrees question themselves. The author uses imagery, symbolism and tone to reinforce her overall theme which is to love yourself for the way you are regardless of your flaws and insecurities. The author uses Symbolism to create a deeper meaning in each character and to show emotion and soul. The Rabbit is a perfect representation of a typical child, he always ask question to the skin horse. The evidence in the text supports this statement when the rabbit asks “"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before …show more content…
When the rabbit is introduced, he is described” his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen.” But over time he starts to deteriorate “And so time went on, and the little Rabbit was very happy–so happy that he never noticed how his beautiful velveteen fur was getting shabbier and shabbier, and his tail becoming unsewn, and all the pink rubbed off his nose where the Boy had kissed him.” Finally, the author also uses tone in the story to show the reflection of how the author feels and their emotion about the characters. For instant, the rabbit is vibrant, curious and full of wonderment, asking questions about things he does not fully understand. The Skin Horse is very knowledgeable, wise and relaxed. Over the period of time he has been guiding young toys to their ultimate goal. To become real.
In conclusion, the author uses Symbolism, imagery and tone to amplify and further develop her theme. When the uses symbolism to describe the characters different stages of life, she uses imagery to show the transformation between toys and REAL items. She uses tone to show how the characters “talk” and how they feel about each other. As previously stated, the author uses these three literary devices to further show her overall

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