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    Symbolism in Catcher in the Rye In Catcher in the Rye author J. D. Salinger offers the reader a glimpse into the mind of a young teen protagonist, Holden Caulfield, as he seeks to establish his identity. Catcher in the Rye is laced with clues of Holden’s struggle with the rite of passage. Throughout Catcher in the Rye, symbolism illustrates Holden’s struggle with transitioning from adolescence to adulthood. One of the first and most important examples of symbolism found in the novel is the title Catcher in the Rye. At the beginning of the story the title holds little meaning for the reader but when Holden explains what he wants to be when he grows up the title becomes a symbol of Holden himself and his struggle to transition to an adult.…

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    Symbolism In Trifles

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    Symbolism in Trifles Susan Glaspell’s play Trifles occurs during the investigation of John Wright’s murder. The primary suspect of the murder is John Wright’s wife, Minnie. The County Attorney and the Sheriff, Mr. Peters, work to find a motive for the murder in the Wright’s house. Neighbors of the Wright’s, Mr. and Mrs. Hale also help with the investigation. While the men look through the house for any sign of a motive, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale conduct their own investigation in the…

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    Symbolism In Literature

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    Many pieces of literature have different literary terms like themes, plots, and symbols all in one story. In these poems and story, they all show symbols in their stories. Symbolism is the practice of representing things by symbols, or of investing things with a symbolic meaning or character (“Symbolism”). Different types of symbols include the color pink representing love, a crow could represent death. “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Lawrence Dunbar, “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson,…

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    Trifles Symbolism

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    Peace and Quit The play Trifles, written by Susan Glaspell is based off a true murder that happened in 1900 in Warren county, Iowa. The true cold case, just like the play, used symbolism to reveal the motive and killer. Throughout, three specific characteristics within the house uncover the truth behind Mr. Wright’s death. The symbolism that Glaspell used creates a mystery that can only be solved if every line is read. Mrs. Wrights quilt, dirty kitchen, and dead song bird all guide the reader…

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    Symbolism is used when it is meant to represent something else. It’s a figure of speech in which the author creates a certain mood or emotion. It symbolizes a situation, object and a person. For instance symbolism is used for defining word for numbers, for example they use “b4” for before; the number 3 for a (n) e in the word; and the number 8 for l8tr for later. In the story “everyday use’’’ is about mama Johnson and her two daughters, Maggie and Dee “Wangero”. Dee “wangero” makes an…

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    Wise Blood Symbolism

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    Flannery O'Connor, the use of symbolism is used to explore many aspects of characters within the story. O'Connor uses many different writing techniques to depict her objective in writing. The use of symbolism is a technique she uses to justify her characterizations and the messages she wants readers to understand through this novel. This use of symbolism provides readers with an ability to develop a strong understanding of characters throughout Wise Blood through her use of symbolism. Within the…

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    symbolic of other momentous occasions within a story? Symbolism is the use of natural objects or facts to convey ideas or qualities to the reader or viewer. Symbols are more commonly used, throughout literary pieces, as a way to project how an author perceives certain objects and people that the characters encounter throughout their journey. Certain objects and people are usually tied to certain styles of life or situations that the character may be encountering within the book. Through the…

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    Using Symbolism through Characters in Lord of the Flies Lord of the flies is an ingenious work of literature in which the author- William Golding explores the issues of civilization and savagery. About literary technique, he mainly uses symbolism as a special way to convey his messages. In the other words, symbolism plays a key role in story development. Through out the story, we can find out many important objects containing the symbolic meaning such as the title, the beast, the conch shell,…

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    Symbolism is important because it is used in writing to give meaning to the piece of literature beyond of what is actually being described and gives the story more depth. Symbolism is when an object or character symbolizes something much more powerful than what we can see. Symbols are visible they stand for something that is not visible; this carries different meanings depending on one’s cultural background. For example; a lion can symbolize courage, the lion is what we can see while courage is…

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    Symbolism has many of ways to be expressed. It is shown in numerous of books, poems, short stories, and in almost every type of literature. In the story I just read, “A Rose of Emily”, had many different examples of symbolism. Death can be symbolized as black and dark. Anyone can use symbolism in anyways they wish. It’s to show ideas and qualities. A Rose of Emily was a story told in the south. She was a young woman that lived with her father that was dominant and over protective. Miss. Emily…

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