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    In William Golding’s book Lord of the Flies, he uses symbolism to express his ideas through items and characters. Symbolism is a process in which an author uses things or ideas to represent something with a larger meaning. In his book he uses things like glasses of one of his characters, a knife, a conch shell, a beast, and a fire. William uses items as symbols to represent the significance of human civilization vs savagery. William Golding was a British novelist and poet, who was born in 1911…

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    In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn, many symbols are present. The largest and most know of the symbols is the scarlet letter A. The scarlet letter A was prominent thought out the whole story and was surrounded by other smaller symbols. The first third of "The Scarlet Letter" is when the scarlet letter is introduced along with the explanation surrounding it. The scarlet letter A is introduced in chapter two during the first scaffold scene. The scaffold is where Hester Prynne is…

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    The use of symbolism in any story is meaningful and important. Whether symbolism is trying to show something that is out of context or it represents the true meaning of an object or idea in the story, symbolism provides knowledge on something that could not be clear in the plot and theme of any story. Symbolism helps the readers to understand a deeper meaning to any story. An excellent example of a story that has symbolism is “Hill like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway. The symbolism found…

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    techniques that writers use when writing a story. Some of these techniques were symbolism, tone, major conflicts, foreshadowing and using certain settings. Even though all of these techniques are important to the story, symbolism is more important because it is used the most throughout the book. Symbolism is the use of people or objects to portray a certain idea or quality of something. Thomas Foster strategically used symbolism in several of his chapters to allow the reader to understand more…

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    In literature, a literary device known as symbolism is used to convey an idea about a subject, person, or place. In the works of Amy Tan and Julia Alvarez, symbolism is influential throughout their stories. The story of ¡Yo! is a great example of how well Alvarez converts the symbol of a haunting folklore to a real-life terror. Although the story of ¡Yo! takes place in the United States, it tells the story of a family that escapes from The Dominican Republic during the time of a terrifying wave…

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    In 1927, Ernest Hemingway crafted the short fiction story, “Hills Like White Elephants”. Since then, critiques and readers have addressed the literary elements, symbolism, and themes associated in this short story. “Hills Like White Elephants” includes literary elements important to the story and symbols, as well as a major theme, feminism. A man and a woman, mentioned as Jig later in the story (Hemingway 100), are seated outside of a building waiting on the train to come in a Spanish town…

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    By using twisted Christian symbolism, Stephen King was able to capture the essence of the occult nature practiced by the children, and heavily professed by their leader Isaac. As children from infant to almost adult make up the majority of the story's character base, the symbolism of childlike innocence is provoked and disturbingly twisted within Children of the Corn. Evil is woven throughout the story…

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    Water, one of the highest of holy rebirth references in existence. In The Road by Cormac McCarthy the two characters, the boy and the man, take a long journey, including a struggle of death versus life shown through the use of symbols to represent both sides of the struggle. One of the heaviest symbols in the novel is McCarthy's use of biblical references in many forms to portray feelings of hope and rebirth/resurrection, while also showing filth and irony in that of the water in the new yet…

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    things first, you have to understand the trilogy as a whole. Once understood you can justify the questions that need to be asked. Viewing over these tales, a few things come to mind. This piece establishes a connection between the characters using symbolism and awareness. The trilogy is very much so interconnected. The veterinary surgeon Ivan Ivanovitch and his friend, Burkin the schoolmaster, are spending a few days reminiscing and discussing things. On the first night, they sit around telling…

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    to Find, two main characters exhibit this theme through their actions towards each other and symbolism. In Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, one of the main characters impacts the other main character through their actions and exhibits the theme found in this story. Although both stories have lots of symbolism towards the theme, A Good Man Is Hard To Find is a better story because the symbolism shown is more connected to the theme and has a more impactful and straightforward story line.…

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