The She-Bear Symbolism

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The very first symbol I encountered in this story was the she-bear. This is a cultural symbol because in most cultures the bear symbolizes a warrior and the values they should possess. Therefore Atalanta, which grows up to be a warrior, is raised and nurtured by the symbol of a warrior. Another symbol is Atlanta herself which shows girl power. This serves as a contextual symbol because a woman usually represent delicacy, nurturement, or femininity. Another cultural symbol is the golden apple and how they are usually used to represent a tool used for evil or poisonous. In this case the apples were used to represent a tool used to slow down Atalanta so she could
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