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  • Mr Shiftlet
    1,005 words
    Use of Symbolism in The Life You Save May Be Your Own The symbolism that Flannery O Connor uses in The Life You Save May Be Your Own, illustrates the spiritual struggles between good and evil that we as human's face. The main character, Mr. Shiftlet, embarks on a journey of spiritual means by walking on both the paths of salvation and damnation. Mr. Shiftlet is given countless opportunities to turn himself around and to proceed in the right direction, on the path of salvation. As in the story, t...
  • Akaky Akakievich's New Overcoat
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    Symbolism- a literary device used frequently to contribute to the complexity of a work. In "The Overcoat", by Nikolay Gogol, uses symbolism throughout this entire work. He uses the old dressing gown to represent his old life, and the new overcoat to represent his new life. The symbols affect the plot and the characters. The old dressing gown represents his old life. It is plain as is Akaky Akakievich. He never does anything even halfway exciting. Most of the time he sits around copying things to...
  • First Symbols
    652 words
    "Strange News from another Star" is found to be a story which contains numerous symbols which in many cases contain some important, abstract information. Symbolism is something which is very difficult to explain due to the fact that not everyone sees the so mentioned symbol. Theydon't quite see it as you, because no two minds are the same, which implies the fact that they don't react equally to something which must be internally interpreted as it is not present as mere information. On this essay...
  • New Overcoat
    670 words
    Symbols are seen everyday in peoples lives, whether they symbol is seen frequently, or rarely seen, whether the symbol is lucid or obscured, the symbol always has a meaning, and this is apparent in The Overcoat, by Nikol Golgol. In attempt to explain how an ordinary thing had the ability to become such an influential symbol to a poor, lonely man, I will state how the symbol reached the point of its highly influential symbolic status. I will also explain how the symbol affected the man, and the r...
  • Symbol For Hunting For Holden
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    Symbols of catcher and The Rye In the book Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger, there are many symbols. A symbol is something that represents something else by association or resemblance. An example of a symbol that was reoccurring throughout the book is the hunting cap. This is a symbol for searching. Holden, the main character in the book, buys a hunting cap. This is a symbol for hunting for Holden "hunting" for a meaning in his life. Holden always criticizing about how everyone is fake and he...
  • Isa Lot Of Symbolism
    415 words
    In William Saroyan's play The Oyster and the Pearl there isa lot of symbolism. The theme of the play is to take it easy and relax and life will be much happier. Harry Van Duse n isa barber that has a philosophy of 'Take it easy. ' He tries to spread his philosophy by talking to people when he is cutting their hair. It was almost as if the haircuts were just a way of getting people in the barbershop to talk. The hats that Harry wore symbolized the attitude that he was in. The sea symbolizes life....
  • Change In The Moth's Life
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    The moth is a little part of life but is a big part of Virginia's life. A moth might just be a little creature flying around in a window-pane to you but to Virginia, it symbolically represents her life. In the essay " The Death of The Moth", by Virginia Woolf she symbolically represents how this moth she is watching resembles herself. The moth in the beginning is very energetic and seems pleasured by just flying around in the window. As the time goes on, as she sits and watches the hay-colored m...

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