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  • Symbolism And Symbolism In The Great Gatsby

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    Throughout this novel we see many symbolic meanings, the author Scott. Fitzgerald intended it this way in order to send a message to the audience. We see many colors showing symbolism some of this colors are green, yellow, white, red, and gold. I am going to talk about the color green and how the author showed its impact and symbolism throughout this novel.These color often can be associated with people from the novel, for example the green can be associated with Gatsby, the red can be associated with

  • Symbolism In Literature

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    literature, and for works of fiction especially, authors will often utilize a literary device known as symbolism, in order to further engage readers and add a deeper layer of meaning to their story. Any object, person, or situation, can be used as a symbol provided it represents an additional concept or abstract idea apart from its literal meaning. In several fictitious stories, the element of symbolism plays a crucial role in helping writers extend the meaning behind their works beyond the prosaic. Two

  • Trifles Symbolism

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    “He didn't drink, and kept his word as well as most, I guess, and paid his debts. But he was a hard man, Mrs. Peters. Just to pass the time of day with him, (Shivers) like a raw wind that gets to the bone” (Glaspell). Minnie has suffered because of Mr. Wright’s cold and unfeeling nature. “Her isolation, the gloom of her surroundings, and her husband’s dispassion slowly drove her to the brink of insanity” (Galen). When only the bird was holding Minnie in the house was killed, she saw no reason that

  • Symbolism And Symbolism In Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte

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    writing to represent something emotional or figurative? Symbolism is the art of using an object or situation to represent an abstract idea. It is when an object, person, or situation have both a literal meaning, and a figurative meaning. Many authors use symbolism to add personality and emotion to their writing. Symbols within pieces of literature make the writing more enjoyable and interesting to read. Emily Bronte efficiently uses symbolism throughout her novel Wuthering Heights to enhance her writing

  • The Lottery Symbolism

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    Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story “The Lottery” takes place in a small town with a population of three hundred people. The lottery that occurs is not quite what the reader expects, and in order to grasp what the lottery is, the reader must understand the plethora of symbols that are utilized throughout the story. Jackson’s use of symbols demonstrates the need for belonging, and the dangers and violence that can come with tradition. The first symbol that is evident to me throughout “The Lottery

  • Symbolism on the Giver

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    In the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry, there are many different symbols and come to together to help form the theme. Symbolism and themes are difficult to infer in a text, but understanding these literary elements makes the book more interesting and entertaining for the reader. Symbolism is defined using a concrete word, object, color, picture, name and so forth to strand for a name, abstract idea, image, or event. For example a heart could stand for love and an American flag as freedom or patriotism

  • Symbolism In The Lottery

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    The Lottery: Symbolism In story the Narrator is able to gather the ’ attention and ultimately shock them with an unexpected ending; all of which help her emphasize the dark side of human nature and the evil that resides, sometimes, in those who we less expect it from. Jackson uses symbolism throughout the story that helps her set the mood and also makes the readers wonder and analyze the senseless violence and cruelty in their own lives. It all starts with the setting of the story. As Jackson describes

  • Symbolism And Symbolism In Lord Of The Flies By William Golding

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    *hook* A symbol is defined as a literary device where an object, person, or situation has a deeper meaning in the context of the whole story. Throughout the novel, author William Golding includes symbolism that hints at irony, foreshadowing, and a variety of themes. These symbols contribute to the depth and meaning of the story, allowing the characters to act under their influence. In Lord of the Flies, there is a numerous amount of symbols, such as the signal fire, the conch, and the ritual. The

  • Symbolism In The Lottery

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    Hidden Symbolism in “The Lottery” Shirley Jackson writes an intriguing tale titled “The Lottery” in which she conveys the meaning of a lottery through symbolism and emphasis of the physical elements of the black box, stones, and references to the Bible. Analysis of these symbols will reveal ideas of tradition, darkness, generational change, and illogical loyalty. First, the appearance of the black box symbolizes the occurring of the lottery precisely on July Twenty-seventh in the village

  • The Symbolism of the 'Birches'

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    On the surface, the poem "Birches" by Robert Frost is simply about a man who would like to believe that birch trees are bent from young boys swinging on them, despite the evidence that it is merely a result of the ice-storms. Even with this knowledge he prefers the idea of the boys swinging from the trees because he was a birch swinger years ago and continuously dreams of returning and experiencing those pleasant memories once again. From a more explored and analytical point of view, the birch trees