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    know that she will also end up like her after her youth. Margaret Widdemer juxtaposes the symbols of spring and december to indicate how the characters of the Young Girl and the Poor Old Soul do not realize how their lives will be or were, respectively. Widdemer writes about how the Poor Old Soul is “Contented, and forgetting/How Youth was wild, and Spring was wild/And how her life is setting” (2-4).The symbol used here, Spring, connotates new life and a new beginning. It is also personified to…

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    entire character as a symbol? Although the historical fiction novel may portray Pearl simply as Hester’s daughter and nothing more, a more in-depth analysis proves that she is much more than just another character. Despite the large amount of symbolism throughout Hawthorne’s novel, the greatest symbol that can be seen from beginning to end of the book is Pearl; she is a living representation of Hester Prynne and Arthur Dimmesdale’s sin of adultery. The idea that Pearl is a symbol of her…

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    Symbolic Importance Fire is the first and most obvious symbol of Prometheus. This is because he stole fire and gave it to humankind against the will of Zeus. Fire, in this case, symbolizes intelligence and progress. Without fire, humans would not be able to technologically advance and the hope that Prometheus gave them would serve no purpose (Chevalier, 772). Fire is also widely known as a symbol of pain. In Prometheus’s legend, for bringing fire to humans he was chained to the Caucasus…

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    one such example of a symbol, as it represents the woman and how a woman can take down a man, contrary to common belief during the time. The leg would be a domestic weapon, as it was accessible to Mary, being a housewife. There is actually a shared symbol between “Lamb to the Slaughter” and Trifles, which is the cage. In “Lamb to the Slaughter”, the house is the cage, which Patrick tries to escape, and Mary wants them both to stay in. Mary herself could be considered a symbol, being like a lamb.…

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    Symbolism in Lord of the Flies The book Lord of the Flies by William Golding is very symbolic and by including key symbols in the story Golding reveals the deeper meanings of them in the book Lord of the Flies. The most important symbols in the Lord of the Flies that symbolize what is happening to the boys and the island are the conch, the glasses and fire. A first reason for how the symbols make the story better is the way the conch is used in Lord of the Flies. Right from the beginning the…

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    portray an idea of sorts. These are representations of other items or thoughts based on the time period, and can differ from physical to imaginary motif. Items like this are known as symbols, and hold deep meaning in every text or thought. For example, the crucifix is a large detail for Christians and their religion. Some symbols represent an idea (such as the aforementioned crucifix) or a physical state of being, such as a snake representing the House of Slytherin from the novels Harry Potter,…

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    the couple is fighting over their child, or relationship if the reader chose to view the child as a symbol. The light shows how the story goes from starting off as a tolerable relationship, to one that both parents are in almost a fight. Another use of symbolism is, again, in the kitchen scene. The flowerpot that was hanging in the kitchen was knocked over. This could be interpreted as a symbol of the breaking point of the relationship. The couple had enough of one another and began to turn…

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    prestige amongst the elite. In this excerpt, he has encounters with Wang, an everyday businessmen, Lao Dong, the owner of the inn where he stayed, and Shen Dongzao, a local magistrate. Lao Can himself, birds and cages, and the weather all serve as symbols to promote the author’s argument of a solution to long-reigning political…

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    to violently obtain dominance over one’s will. Two important entities maintain the symbolism of power over the boys, one having complete order and hope, the other having chaos and fear in one’s mind. The conch is the symbol of order and the sow’s head is the symbol of chaos. The boys in the novel use these as a substitute of human nature. The conch gives people the right to speak for themselves, without interruption and it remains as a product of civilization. “‘That’s what this shell’s…

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    Symbolism is defined as “[1] the use of symbols to express or represent ideas or qualities in literature, art, etc., [2] the particular idea or quality that is expressed by a symbol,” (merriam-webster.com) In creative writing, the correct use of symbolism adds immense depth to your novel. It provides your readers with layers and layers of interesting material to enjoy. To fully understand how to use symbolism in our writing, we need to understand two things: what a symbol is and how to weave it…

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