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  • Guardian Of Circle
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    The Guardians of the Inferno Dante's Inferno is one of the best written works of all time because it was written as an allegory inside an excellent story. A key part of this allegory was how Dante used different guardians in the various circles of hell. These guardians were used to symbolize the punishments of the sinners. Minos is the guardian of Circle II, the circle of the Lustful. He symbolizes an accusing personality because his job is to give punishments to the sinners. The bodies of the s...
  • Symbolism In The Scarlet Letter
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    'Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you " re going to get,' suggests Tom Hanks in the motion picture 'Forrest Gump'. He utilizes this metaphor to align a box of chocolates as a symbol for life. Symbolism serves as a useful tool to convey a message or point subtly so that the concept lingers in the mind of the reader, who then establishes a relation in his or her mind with that object and the message. Hawthorne uses symbolism in The Scarlet Letter extensively to express the und...
  • Examples Of Symbolism
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    Symbolism, simply defined, is when one thing, a person or an object for example, is used in place of another, sometimes used as foreshadowing. Hawthorne was a master of symbolism, throughout his books, strong symbolism and vivid imagery are used to take the readers mind through a maze of thought provoking, heart wrenching realism, in which the reader actually feels part of. Many examples of symbolism can be found throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter. One of the earliest examples o...
  • Symbol Of Sin
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    Within such a plethora of excellent Puritan literature, The Scarlet Letter stands out because of the exquisite use of literary techniques for enrichment throughout. One of these techniques is the use of characters as symbols, to procreate the message of the story within the simple narrative of the daily travails of the characters. This method of enhancing prose appears throughout many popular works from every sector or division of modern literature. Three examples of symbolic characters from the...
  • Symbolism
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    Symbolism at it's best is limitless in conveying a feeling, mood, or atmosphere that words alone can not define. It can trigger emotion, persuade the reader to question everything they know thus far, or inflict thoughts that, in the most twisted sense of the story, would seem barely justified. Symbolism reaches out to the reader in numerous ways, but no matter what the effect, it's almost always starts as something subconscious. In Nathaniel Hawthorn's novel, 'The Scarlet Letter,' there is an im...
  • Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter A Symbol
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    Isolation Through Symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter A symbol is an object used to stand for something else. Symbolism has a hidden meaning lying within it; these meanings unite to form a more detailed theme. Symbolism is widely used in The Scarlet Letter to help the reader better understand the deep meanings Nathaniel Hawthorne portrays throughout his novel. He shows that sin, known or unknown to the community, isolates a person from their community and from God. Hawthorne al...
  • Rose Bush And Pearl
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    Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many symbols to add meaning to his novel, The Scarlet Letter. This novel was written in 1850 by Nathaniel Hawthorne. This novel is classified as a romance due to the events that happen through out the book. The book takes place in 1640's Boston. Nathaniel Hawthorne uses many symbols to give the book strength and power over the reader. Two symbols that Hawthorne uses are the rosebush, and Pearl. These two symbols help in the revelation of the story, from beginning to end....
  • Man His Own God
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    Perfection is an idea that has challenged man in his own society, but is man actually capable of obtaining and maintaining a complete and steady state of perfection within his own inner being? As Plato would say, "Perfection cannot exist without the 'idea perfection' in the mind of an individual". There is really no accurate state of perfection that exists in human nature. Perfection is determined by the different interpretations given to it man himself. Many times man is caught in a trance to b...

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