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    Symbols are commonly used by authors in novels to represent a larger theme or notation. In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlet Letter, the scarlet ‘A’ is used as a symbol to present the progression of Hester, the protagonist, from feeling embarrassed to embracing the scarlet letter on her chest. The symbol of the ‘A’ also shows the development of Hester’s community’s acceptance of her and her sin. In the beginning of the novel, Hester is portrayed as an abashed woman whom greatly regrets…

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    Macbeth’s character changed to cruel and selfish because of the relationships between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and because of three witches. In the text, witches were drawn as a symbol of evil. It is because witches intended to make Macbeth into confusing. Why Witches were used for a symbol of evil was because witches were a symbol of evil in Scotland. In contrast, Banquo was drawn as a prudent person. It is because Banquo doubted the words of…

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    Therefore,When kino finds the pearl of the world it brings him great fortune and also great evil to his family. Steinbeck uses the theme of stick with your family through good and bad. He effectively develops the theme through the use of setting,symbols,and character. Steinbeck uses character to develop the theme throughout the story. At the beginning…

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    the twentieth century because it has a good meaning. But for the Hindus and Buddhists in many countries and mostly India, the swastika symbol was an important symbol for more than a thousand years. The swastika symbol was not really famous or well-known, until Hitler used it as the symbol for the Nazi party. People said that when Hitler used the swastika as the symbol of the Nazi, the meaning of it changed, from a good meaning into a bad meaning. Why would Hitler use the swastika as the…

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    Death of a Salesman: Symbols Miller uses symbols in Death of a Salesman to show meanings behind specific people, places, and objects. The symbols that are used are Alaska, University of Virginia sneakers, Dave Singleman, the flute, Bill Oliver’s Pen, seeds, and stockings. The theme of the play was the death of the American dream. Each of the symbols support the theme, because all of those have a cause of death, or crushed dreams. Ben (Willy’s brother) went to Alaska , and he became rich because…

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    In The First Part Last, one of the main symbols in this book is the red balloon. The red balloon can symbolize multiple things in this book. An example is the balloon which represents love. Nia gives Bobby a red balloon. "Bobby, I've got something to tell you," (Johnson, 6). Nia and Bobby show that they love each other through the balloon and everything that they have been through. Bobby and Nia have made some choices they know they should not have, but they didn't know that it would lead the…

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    Just an Allusion “Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal meanings…giving them an entirely different meaning that is much deeper and more significant” (literarydevices.net). Symbols can be interpreted through everyday life and they often help one to completely understand the true meaning of a situation or the plot of a story, such as in The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald uses symbolism to help the reader…

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    Often in short stories, symbols are present. Symbols represent meanings beyond what they literally are in the story. In the short story, The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe, the gigantic ebony clock is symbolic. The ebony clock is symbolic because it symbolizes death and that time never stops. Symbols represent something other than themselves, which is significant to the story. The ebony clock in the seventh room symbolizes death. According to the short story, it…

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    Many of these symbols were a depiction of the era in which the story was written. The most significant symbol she used in the story was time. Time defined is “the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present and future regarded as a whole.” Time not only represented the year or era…

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    to give orders, make decisions, and enforce obedience. In the persuasion world, that definition translates into three symbols: titles, clothing and trapping. Titles refers to r or Professor, clothing to a police uniform or an army greens and trapping to any object that the person owns. In this paper, I will provide four different examples of authority, when I used those symbols to have someone comply with me or when someone uses them on me. The first example is the title that I have at my work…

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