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    All throughout Catcher in the Rye, the author, J.D. Salinger,uses symbolism to show some kind of quality about Holden. So far, there are three things that truly symbolize Holden. His red hunting hat, the ducks in Central Park, and Allie’s baseball mitt. Each one of these objects are important to him one way or another. His red hat could be used as a shield, to hide himself or protect himself. When he comes to New York, he asks about the ducks, that could represent his life. Finally, Allie’s…

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    though and shows him love, the love he really needs. This is actually not a love story though; it is a story about hardship and depression. In this story there is a constant use motifs such as hardship, sadness and love with descriptive imagery and symbolism to catch the attention of the readers and generate the theme of everyone has their tough times. The constant use of motifs in this story helps produce other literary devices such as the theme. A common motif in this story is affection and…

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    reader is left out with many doubts and suspense about what would have been Connie’s fate, did she get raped? Did she get murdered by a serial predator? In where are you going, where have you been? Joyce Carol Oates employs figurative language, symbolism to say that to create conscience that being all crazy about boys and trusting people who may seem to be nice at first, can bring serious consequences, sometimes…

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    Symbolism is a literary device where authors use different things, known as symbols to represent ideas in their writing. In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, almost every important person, place, or item is a symbolism for an idea. Hawthorne uses an impressive amount of symbolism and has the ability to essentially create the novel’s story, moral, and theme through this symbolism. Some of the symbolism in the book is simple, and shallow such as sunshine and light symbolizing truth and…

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    approximately a population of 300 people. The narrator starts off the story stating that it was a clear and sunny day, with green grass and blossoming flowers. The author used the setting to create atmosphere and mood, underscore irony and also to show symbolism. As the reader starts reading the story, they think it is going to be a good normal day but it ends up being a day full of evil and violence. The Lottery has a cultural aspect to it. It shows how people will blindly follow traditions…

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    others to see. Therefore one can agree on Eliot’s representation of these multiple personalities because one holds different personalities that rely on where they are and who they are with. The poem, “The Hollow Men” uses many different examples of symbolism. Eliot speaks of “death's other kingdom” (line 16) and “death's dream kingdom” (line 32). The “dream kingdom” symbolizes Heaven, and the “other kingdom” symbolizes Hell. This juxtaposition is evidently part of their despair because the men…

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    Myths became eminently popular in Greece, as it was intricately connected to religion in ancient Greece. They were told to explain the origins of the world and gave advice on how to lead a happy life. Accordingly, these poems intertwined with the culture and history of Greece. This essay will examine the poem, Pandora from Hesiod’s Theogony (Theogony 573 – 620, translated in Trzaskoma et al., 2004), and the many hidden meanings and messages within. The two theories that will be referred to…

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    “The story of an hour” by Kate Chopin’s is a story for those readers who like short stories that contain much symbolism within it. Although this book is full of symbolism, it begs the question what do these symbols mean in this story, as well as how does it relate to Louise. The story of an hour is about Louise Mallard a woman who finds that her husband Richard Mallard has died in an accident. So after locking herself in her room for a while she eventually gets out only to discover that her…

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    Faulkner wrote this short story using flashbacks, foreshadowing, symbolism and he divided the story into five different sections. “A Rose for Emily” to explain the plot in an easier sense. In section one of the story, the town is hosting a funeral at Emily Grierson’s home after her death, however, section two takes place…

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    True West, Sam Shepard offers a different idea to the traditional American Dream that is taught in so much of our life and literature. It is a piece that features a great deal of symbolism to figuratively give meaning to its production. Examples of symbolism are discovered all over the play and one great example of symbolism could be seen in Austin, Lee’s younger brother. We see Austin wearing a “light blue sports shirt” with “clean blue jeans” and “white tennis shoes.” Clothes say a great deal…

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