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    The Contender Symbols

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    A symbol is when the actions of a character, word, action, or event that have a deeper meaning in the context of the whole story. There are many symbols that have a rather deep meaning in The Contender. Every symbol represents a theme that the book could be written around. Each of them intrigue the reader and make them want to continue the book. Three of the symbols are, the stairs, the cave, and the ice ball. The stairs represent Alfred’s journey and how he has to climb his way to the top. They are mentioned several times throughout the book. The most important time they are brought up is near the end, whenever Donatelli says he will never forget when Alfred first came up the dark steps. He talks about how Alfred was scared and alone, but…

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    Symbols In The Crucible

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    Symbols in any book are extremely important; symbols can tell you plenty of things that are later important in the book. Symbols represent a hidden meaning behind an object. On the contrary, symbols have more than one meaning. "Here's the problem with symbols: people expect them to mean something. Not just any something, but one something in particular. Exactly. Maximum... So some symbols do have a relatively limited range of meanings, but in general a symbol can't be reduced to standing for…

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    Symbols In Macbeth

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    Symbolism is an artistic way of incorporating symbols into literature to represent ideas. It is used in many different types of literature such as plays. They enhance the play and help the reader make connections with what is going on. Shakespeare does a great job of strategically placing symbols throughout his play to portray the ideas of guilt and innocence. There are many symbols used in the play but the most common ones representing guilt and innocence are sleep, hallucinations and blood. …

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    Tupac Shakur Symbols

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    symbolism when an author uses thing or people to represent certain things or feelings. using symbolism can also be when an object is used to represent something more generalized.Typically the symbol tends to be an object, but it can also be a place or thing that give a deeper sense of meaning to the story. Symbols represent fuzzy ideas, and in turn are used to support themes in books. Symbolsusually are represented in the same way between short stories and novels, they both use objectsto…

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    Symbols In Beowulf

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    Symbolism is used in literature to force readers think more in depth about a story and the true meaning behind the piece. In the poem, Beowulf, written by an anonymous Beowulf poet, symbolism is used throughout the poem. In the work, Beowulf ripped off Grendel’s whole arm off from the socket during battle and brought it to the King to prove to the ruler that Grendel had died, symbolizing Grendel’s death, Beowulf’s victory and Grendel’s mother’s heartache. The loss of Grendel’s arm, symbolizes…

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    Symbols In The Kite Runner

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    Kite Runner In a novel, the use of symbols provide meaning to the text beyond what is actually said to enhance the story. The novel, “The Kite Runner,” by Khaled Hosseini, is an excellent example of implementing key symbols that explains the main points and themes the author is trying to get across. In “The Kite Runner”, the kite symbolizes the worthiness Amir desires from his dad, the guilt and self hate Amir has for the rest of his life due to the betrayal of his loyal friend, and the sense…

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    Symbolism is a literary device where authors use different things, known as symbols to represent ideas in their writing. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, almost every important person, place, or item is a symbolism for an idea. Hawthorne uses an impressive amount of symbolism and has the ability to essentially create the novel’s story, moral, and theme through this symbolism. Some of the symbolism in the book is simple, and shallow such as sunshine and light symbolizing truth and…

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    Stitching Conclusions The physical world is filled with symbols. Symbols, physical objects that represent ideas, emotions, or philosophies, are universally recognizable and important, especially in the literary tradition. Authors use symbols to rationalize the world by connecting thoughts and people; they use symbols to explain and expose the reality of the world, society, and the human condition. Yet, in many ways, the significance of symbols transcends beyond their connections to themes.…

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    “The Chocolate War” In the book “The Chocolate War” symbolism is viewed and it is important since it reveals a better understanding of what’s going on throughout the story. The chocolates in the story symbolize strength to fight, they demonstrate how it is possible to fight back to conformity. However, that soon changes and chocolates become a symbol for war. The rest of the students from school start thinking that Jerry, the protagonist, feels superior from everyone else and they get angry at…

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    Symbols of Lord of the Flies In literature, objects, places, and even people often embody more than just themselves. Authors find ways to weave simple objects or characters into symbolic players that create a deeper story within the novel. How these symbols act and affect each other is how the author can communicate to the reader. William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies, uses symbols to illustrate his opinion on the stories of boys overcoming outrageous odds. Unlike other books, Lord of…

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