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  • Most Profound Use Of Weather As Symbolism
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    Often in a literary work, the author strives to use literary devices in order to convey certain points to a reader on a different level. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses several literary devices to give his novel The Scarlet Letter depth. One of these devices is symbolism. Hawthorne utilizes symbolism to convey certain points or themes to the reader by using ordinary objects. Three of the elements he uses as symbols are the settings of the Puritan town and the forest and weather. The first of the two ma...
  • Tom Robinson And Boo Radley
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    Summary To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a story written written to show the importance of black people in the 1930's. It is a good story with a good point. The prime messages observed in this novel is that of racism, how the actions of a community, not just a parent, can affect a child, and how rumors and invalidated facts can destroy anyone's reputation. Racism is mentioned throughout the second part of the novel. It is the prime and most mentioned part of this sec...
  • Wild Horse To The Wild Geese
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    A lot of great Canadian authors base their books on the prairie or land and its inhabitants. Wild Geese by Martha Ostenso is a wonderful example of this. Throughout the novel, many references are made to natural elements and also animals. Three very noticeable references could be picked out. These references were made to Judith, who is seen as a wild horse, to the wild geese that always move to new places, and also to the weather and how the family's attitudes and emotions, especially Caleb's, a...
  • Novel The Outsider Society
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    The Outsider and L. A story The novel The Outsider written by Albert Camus and the feature film L. A Story directed by Mick Jackson both contain similar contentions that both men in each text are seen to be outsiders by society through their actions and behavior. Another term for this can be thought to be existentialism. Different texts often have similar themes, which can be seen through the two texts selected. Evidence that backs up this statement can be seen through quotes in both texts as we...
  • Representations Of Evil In The Novel
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    Symbolism is defined as the representation; treatment or interpretation of things as symbolic. In society and in particular, literature, symbolism is a prominent component that helps to illustrate a deeper meaning then perceived by the reader. Symbolism can be anything, a person, place or thing, used to portray something beyond itself. It is used to represent or foreshadow the conclusion of the story. In William Golding's, Lord of the Flies symbolism of the main characters Ralph, Jack and Simon ...
  • Symbolic Elements Lead Emil
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    Herman Hesse's novel Demian tells of a young boy named Emil Sinclair and his childhood growing up during pre-World War I. Emil struggles to find his new self-knowledge in the immoral world and is caught between good and evil, which is represented as the light and dark realms. Hesse uses much symbolic diction in his novel to give amore puissant presentation of Emil Sinclair and the conflict between right and wrong. The symbolism gives direction, foreshadow, and significance towards every aspect o...
  • Novel Show Examples
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    The Grapes of Wrath: Symbolism February 28, 1997 The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930'slave under. The novel tells of one families migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The Joad family had to abandon their home and their livelihoods. They had to uproot and set adrift because tractors were rapidly industrializing their farms. The bank too...
  • Symbolism In A Farewell To Arms
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    One of the best novels of Ernest Hemingway is A Farewell to Arms. Hemingway takes much of his life story to his novels. A Farewell to Arms is the typical classic story that can refer to Romeo and his Juliet placed against the odds. In this novel, Romeo is Frederick Henry and Juliet is Catherine Barkley. Their love affair must survive the barrier of World War I. The background of war-torn Italy adds to the tragedy of the love story. The story starts when Frederick Henry is serving in the Italian ...
  • Outward Symbol Of Hester And Dimmsdale's Sin
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    The Scarlet Letter The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, delves into symbolism. A few of the symbols throughout are: the Scarlet "A" embroidered on Hester's chest, the Forrest (in the daytime), the Forrest (in the nighttime), the prison, the rose growing up by the prison wall and light and dark. Each of these has a certain significance. The "A" is the outward symbol of Hester and Dimmsdale's sin. It is the tangible, form of punishment. The thing that physically sets Hester apart. This symb...
  • Novel Transcends Time
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    People of all nations and of all times can relate to it and according to David Thoreau this is what makes a novel a good piece of literature. The Rich and the poor alike can understand where Dickens is coming each other are getting their ideas. The rich can see what the poor are going through and what they can do to prevent a revolt in their society. The novel also transcends time. Throughout the novel, A tale of two cities, Dickens displays elements of writing that categorize it as a classic wo...
  • Symbolic Of Nature And Man
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    Grapes of Wrath Author: John Steinbeck, Robert De mott (Introduction). Penguin USA; New York. Reissued Edition (Oct. 1992). 619 Pages. Reviewed By: Kevin Kearney, 2001 April 22. Reviewed For: Professor George Browne. Kearney 1 The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farming families of America during the 1930's lived, through a personal approach and heavy symbolism. The novel tells of one family's migration west to Californ...
  • Symbolism The Great Gatsby
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    GREAT GATSBY: SYMBOLISM (Original Essay) The Great Gatsby is a classic American novel, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1927 about corruption, murder and life in the 1920's. The true purpose for a writer to compose any piece of literature is to entertain the reader, and this writer does this to the best of his ability. In this well-crafted tale, Fitzgerald presents a fast moving, exciting story, and to any typical reader it can be enjoyed; however, if the reader takes the time to analyze his wo...
  • Presence Of Symbolism Throughout The Novel
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    Symbolism in The Farming of Bones Edwidge Danticat's novel, The Farming of Bones is an epic portrayal of the relationship between Haitians and Dominicans under the rule of Generalissimo Rafael Trujillo leading up to the Slaughter of 1937. The novel revolves around a few main concepts, these being birth, death, identity, and place and displacement. Each of the aspects is represented by an inanimate object. Water, dreams, twins, and masks make up these representations. Symbolism is consistent thro...
  • Symbols In The Novel The Great Gatsby
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    Symbols in The Great Gatsby This celebrated novel had so many symbols it made the best seller's list. In the novel The Great Gatsby there are many symbols that the reader needs to be aware of: the Valley of Ashes, the green light and the eyes of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg. With this essay the reader should gain a better understanding as to what these symbols represent. The symbols in the novel The Great Gatsby must be understood to enjoy this novel on the plateau it was originally written to achieve. Th...
  • Joe's Dominance Over Janie
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    Metaphors and other such literary devices have been used for centuries by authors to create multiple meanings and hidden significance. Sometimes, an author will work with one image throughout a novel, and other times multiple images will be used to illustrate the many messages of a story. Still, few authors have achieved the kind of metaphorical beauty Zora Hurston realizes with in her novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Hurston's most famous metaphor is the likening of Janie to a pear tree, but...
  • Fitzgerald's Novel The Great Gatsby
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    Symbolism Present in The Great Gatsby Symbolic representation is common amongst people and cultures around the world, but it is also used in literature to change the meanings or instill a different meaning in the mind of the readers. People hold different things to be symbolic. Dove and peace, rose and love, they are simple yet symbolic. In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, symbolic representation is present in many forms. It is seen in the general color scheme used in ...
  • Leo's Superstition Throughout The Novel
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    The Go-Between is full of Allegory and Symbolism. Illustrate its variety, and Discuss the use Hartley makes of it Hartley uses a wide range of symbolism and allegory in the Go-Between to convey a deeper moral understanding of the novel, in many ways it is used explicitly but occasionally it is so subtle as to hardly be noticed. Weather, and particularly heat, are used throughout the novel to reflect Leo's emotions. The temperature gradually rises as do Leo's emotions. The rising heat reflects th...
  • Stream Of Consciousness Novel By Symbolism
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    The stream of consciousness novel depends on the inner thoughts and emotions of a character. To show the significance of these flux of ideas, and to illuminate the themes and characters different techniques are used. The technique used exist in the stream of consciousness novel by symbolism. How symbolism is used will be explained by referring to James Joyce novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Motif is a technique which means phrases or words that are repeated. The repitition is used ...
  • Symbolism Diana Wagman And Alice Walker
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    Alice Walker And Diana Wagman: Symbolism Essay, Alice Walker And Diana Wagman: Symbolism Diana Wagman and Alice Walker utilize symbols and metaphoric imagery throughout their writing in order to aid in the development of the themes. In Skin Deep, Wagmanimplements such imagery to display how the main character, Martha, struggles not only with herself in an attempt to find meaning in her own life, but also with the concept of beauty. Meridian, on the other hand, is centered around the racial segre...
  • Theme Of The Novel
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    The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's lived. The novel tells of one family's migration west to California through the great economic depression of the 1930's. The bank took possession of their land because the owners could not pay off their loan. The novel shows how the Joad family deals with moving to California, and how they survive the cruelty of the landowners that took advan...

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