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    Authors have a variety of ways to show themes in their books. Images and symbols are tools that an author can use to exemplify the important lesson that he or she is trying to convey. Although Nathaniel Hawthorne uses images and symbols in The Scarlet Letter, he also utilizes characterization. Over the course of the book, the reader sees the minister, Dimmesdale, transform due to his lack of self-awareness. First, he is described as a respected member of the community. As time goes on,…

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    A symbol is an object, action, or event that represents something or that creates a range of associations beyond itself. Between the two books Things Fall Apart and Poisonwood Bible, there is much symbolism. These symbols include: fire, yams, locusts, a bird, and a homonym. Each of these symbols plays a role in the greater purpose of the novels. In Things Fall Apart, fire plays a big symbolic role involving Okonkwo. The fire symbolizes masculinity, anger, and destruction. Okonkwo only allows…

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    events taking place in the novel. This book takes place during the great depression therefore a lot of the symbolism being used refers to topics such as the importance of the farm, racism, and the way women were treated. Considering a lot of the symbols being used throughout the novel make references to the depression era, the readers are reminded of their freedom and rights they are given today. One major symbolic reference that is used various times in this novel points out the strengths and…

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    Symbolism gives a person the ability to communicate something outside the barrier of language. A symbol is a person, place, or an object that is representative of something beyond itself. Symbols are found everywhere and in everything, and can be hard to recognize if a student is not familiar with the context or the situation. For a student to be able to acknowledge the symbols and their meanings is critical for their success in analyzing a literary work. I believe that symbolism is important…

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    In the essay “Status symbols blue”, the author says that status symbols are the brand name, which lots of us are trying to buy to boost our position in society through appearance. It functions as label of success, and achievements that one doesn’t need to brag to let other people know. The author believes that people buy brand name like Rolex, Versace, or Gucci, purely because they can “confer status on their owner within an established social hierarchy”; however, buying brand name doesn’t…

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    Symbolism is defined as “the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.” Nothing quite adds understanding and depth in short stories like symbolism does. A story without symbolism can make it seem empty and dull, but when an author uses symbolism, it can help weave a story together. “The Cranes” by Peter Meinke and “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway are two short stories that use symbolism to show a deeper meaning into the background of each story. “The Cranes” is a short…

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    Hester wears it over the years. symbol, or symbolism, is generally a concrete (physical) object that represents something else, and idea or message. These symbols range from the most simple substitution of one thing for another to a more complex symbol like that of Moby Dick. An allegory, however, is when a character, object, or event is used…

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    Wright as she is mentioned in absentia. Some of these symbols include the Canary, containers of cherry preserves, bird cage, rocker, preserves, stove, pots and pans, and towel. The first symbol that comes out clearly is the Canary; and it’s a symbol of the Mrs. Wright’s past. The bird in the Canary represents Mrs. Wright’s characteristics and personality. Mrs. Hale describes Mrs. Wrights as a bird really…

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    Reader Response Symbols always play a big role that is hidden within an essay or even in reality it helps the reader either foreshadow or have a better understanding of the plot of the story or even the character. The definition of a symbol according to the website Literary Devices it states, "Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense. Symbolism can take different forms. Generally, it is an object…

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    to solidify the characters’ lives and background. Symbolism is often open to interpretation, as it is what the reader believes an object represents. Symbols are commonly used to show larger themes that run throughout the story. Objects for symbolism can be people, places, or things. In Terry Brooks’s The Sword of Shannara, the forest is used as a symbol of fear, mysteriousness, and/or death. So far, the party to retrieve the Sword of Shannara has disintegrated, and the protagonist is lost. The…

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