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  • Symbolic Of Our Loathing Of Change
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    The Lottery: Symbolism Essay submitted by Kerri Gun In 'The Lottery,' Shirley Jackson uses symbolism to make us aware of the pointless nature of humanity regarding tradition and violence. The story starts off on a beautiful summer day in a small town. The author describes the day as very euphoric but strikes a contrast between the atmosphere of the town and the atmosphere of the people gathered in the square. The atmosphere is subdued, where the children are 'gathered around quietly. ' The black...
  • Symbol Of Change
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    A symbol is a person, place, event, or object that suggests more than just its normal meaning. The symbols in this story, "Everyday Use", were pretty clever and told a lot of clues about the story. Also Little peepholes that would dig into deeper meanings, and hints in the story. The first symbol, which I thought meant something was towards Maggie and Dee's mom. "I was always better at a man's job". (pg. 320). "In real life I am a large, big boned woman with rough, man- working hands". (pg. 318)...
  • Love In A Dead And Cold Pond
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    An Analysis of Theme in "The Horse Dealer's Daughter " Many authors are recognized by a reoccurring theme found throughout their works. The author D.H. Lawrence can be classified into this group. He is well known for his reoccurring theme that romantic love is psychologically redeeming. He wrote "The Horse Dealer's Daughter", a short story that exemplifies this theme quite accurately, in 1922 (Sagar 12). Through excellent use of symbolism in "The Horse Dealer's Daughter", Lawrence renders his th...
  • Bookcase And The Cherry Orchard
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    "We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are". This quote by Anais Nin expresses an essential point of view for this discussion about the symbolic meaning of inanimate objects, since it is our personality and our memories, which determine our character and meaning. Our feelings towards certain objects are individual, as everyone associates different things in a different manner. Insofar, "we see them as we are", since they can mirror our past, pains, hopes and our ideals. Thus they be...
  • Unfinished Masterpieces And The Mournful Loons
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    The sorrowful crying of the loons in Margaret Laurence's "The Loons" as well as the delicate mud in Anita Scott Coleman's "Unfinished Masterpieces" symbolize the changes that the future brings and the inability to overcome stereotypes. "The Loons" deals with the detriment of Native American culture while "Unfinished Masterpieces" suggests that the future holds potential for everyone and each individual can control whether the changes in his life are negative or positive. The loons in Laurence's ...
  • 10 Mary Street And The Door Change
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    Do we continue on, as we were, unchanged and unchanging? To answer this question we must first consider what change is. The Heinemann Dictionary defines change as 'to become or make different: constant alteration'. So therefore, according to this definition life is constantly changing and evolving... life is about change. It could be argued that universal truths such as growing up, distancing yourself from parents and old people reminiscing as in Felix Skrzynecki is in itself unchanged and uncha...
  • Harwood Places Professor Eisenbart
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    Gwen Harwood's poetry show's change in self through a particular situation, and is enhanced by symbols and images. In her three poems 'In the Park', 'Prize Giving' and 'The Glass Jar', Harwood places the central individual in circumstances that amount to change. These circumstances act as a catalyst for the change in self that occurs. Harwood also adopts the use of symbols and imagery to reveal and emphasise the experiences of the individuals. This, paired with the use of several poetic techniqu...

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