The Storm Symbolism

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Authors use many elements to establish a great story line. In A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor and The Storm by Kate Chopin, the main element that was used throughout the stories was symbolism. In A Good Man is Hard to Find, there are two characters in the story with contrasting symbols. The grandmother represents all that is good in the world and the Misfit represents all that is evil in the world. It is a contrast between Christianity and evil. In The Storm, the main symbol is the storm. The storm represents a powerful affair between two characters during the storm. Symbolism is a very successful way to endure the attention of the reader. It causes the reader to use more thought while reading to decipher the symbols in the story. There are two characters in A Good Man is Hard to Find that are contrastingly symbolic. The grandmother represents the possible good of the world and the good that comes with Christianity. The grandmother tends to always follow the path that God has intended for her to take, a pure path. Her cleanliness can be associated with the saying, cleanliness is next to Godliness. The grandmother is shown to be a respectful person in the way that she dresses. "…the grandmother had on a navy blue straw sailor hat with a bunch of white violets on the brim and a navy-blue dress with a small white dot in the print. Her collar and cuffs were white organdy trimmed with lace, and at her neckline she had pinned a purple spray of cloth violets

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