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    Symbolism helps the author create a message that gives actions and objects a deeper meaning. One action and object can change the way a reader sees the story because they can have more than one meaning. But, the reader can have a different viewpoint to both. Meursault categorizes his feelings with actions and objects of his daily life. After his mother’s funeral he wanted to go for a swim, he explained, “I had a hard time getting up, because I was tired from the day before. While I was shaving,…

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    Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Márquez uses symbols of falconry, flowers, and religion to reflect on important thematic aspects of sexuality, purity, and honor. These symbols represent and provide insight into Márquez’s characters. Márquez’s use of symbolism helps pave the way for the themes that he presents in the novel. Márquez depicts the main character, Santiago Nasar, as a predator in the novel through not only the aggressive tone he uses when he describes him but also through Santiago’s…

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    On most occasions, an object, person or idea can be certainly more explained to the reader if the author uses symbolism to represent his visualizations found in his story. Symbolism gives the reader ample understanding of what the setting and theme might be. They signify ideas and qualities by giving them the symbolic meaning that is different from their literal sense. Symbols are used in the everyday life; we see many of these things everywhere we go. For example, we all know that the red…

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    still attended college at Drake University (Ben-ZVI). After college, Glaspell took the position as a journalist. While working this job, Glaspell was exposed to a historical case on which the short story is based upon. Through the use of irony and symbolism, Glaspell depicts the role that women are projected to play in society. Glaspell shows that this orthodox role can create oppression for women as well as men. In today’s society men and women are typically recognized as being equal. In 1916…

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    The use of symbolism in Betty Keller’s play Tea Party is prominently focused on how isolated the characters Hester and Alma feel. The two elderly women in their late seventies do everything they can possibly think of to prepare themselves and their home for the boy who delivers their paper. The poor lonely women decide where it will be best for them and the boy to sit and discuss what topics they wish to converse with the boy. Meanwhile, they are also preparing a tea trolley with snacks and…

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    Prometheus was constantly at odds with Zeus, and endured severe punishment for giving fire to humans. Zeus punished Prometheus through humankind as well, by indirectly unleashing all evils on the world. Symbolism related to Prometheus can be found in fire, the colours of fire, punishment, trickery, forethought or intelligence, progress, rebellion, garlands, and camaraderie. Prometheus is perfect to endorse “Fight-Me-Not Flames” because he has gone through…

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    life. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury use of color symbolism is present throughout its entirety to symbolize the loss of human connection. Montag the protagonist of the novel, is living in a society where the precious connection between humans is lacking. This connection is required, so humans could flourish as a species. Yet in a society where darkness is taking over society, nothing can be done. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury uses symbolism to portray the loss of human contact in…

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    In most occasions, an object or character can be clearly explained by the author in order to give it symbolic meaning. Symbolism is the use of symbols to express or represent ideas or qualities. Symbolism can be used in color, shapes, images, mathematic equations, ect. Many things can symbolize more than what they actually mean. For example the Texas flag contains the color blue for loyalty, white for purity, and red for bravery. Therefore the Lone Star represents our unity as one for God, State…

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    Symbolism plays a huge role in the play, The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams. Throughout the play, Williams uses symbols to represent and show different aspects of things. It makes the viewer/reader discover the underlying meaning of these objects. For example, a dove can symbolize peacefulness, holy spirit, and purity. Another example, in Williams, play the apartment in which they live in, it symbolizes something different for each character. For Tom, it symbolizes prison, for Laura…

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    Lord of the Flies (Symbolism) Symbolism is present in the books we read. Symbolism develops the plot of a story and creates depth and detail to the characters. Books include symbolism that is significant to the story and pushes the story further. For example in the book, “Lord of the Flies” by William Golding, the main characters all symbolize a trait. Piggy, one of the main characters, represents intelligence and obedience. Jack, another main character, suggests the character of savagery.…

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