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  • Symbolism In The Boy's Life
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    'North Richmond Street, being blind, was a quiet street except at the hour when the Christian Brothers's chool set the boys free. An uninhabited house of two storeys stood at the blind end, detached from its neighbours in a square ground. The other houses of the street, conscious of decent lives within them, gazed at one another with brown imperturbable faces. The former tenant of our house, a priest, had died in the back drawing room. Air, musty from having been long enclosed, hung in all the r...
  • Hawthornes The House Of The Seven Gables
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    American literature reflects life and the struggles faced during existence. Symbols are an eloquent way for an author to create a more fully developed work of art. The stories themselves tell a tale; however, an author also uses symbols to relay his message in a more subtle manner. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest authors to use symbols as an integral part of his plots. This is clearly seen in both The Scarlet Letter and in The House of the Seven Gables. The use of symbols causes an "...
  • Slave At The House Of Wang Lung
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    1. The Good Earth 2. Pearl S. Buck 1931 3. China USA 4. Characters: Wang Lung: Wang Lung is a farmer who is at first very humble and content in his home then later becomes a proud, wealthy man who is always troubled in his home. In the beginning of the story he seems happy living as a farmer though at times he feels as though he is nothing to the merchants in the town. Wang Lung shows himself to be obedient to his father and shows that he follows the traditions that his father has instilled in h...
  • Hawthorne's Symbols Of House
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    The House of Seven Gables: Symbolism American Literature reflects life, and the struggles that we face during our existence. The great authors of our time incorporate life's problems into their literature directly and indirectly. The stories themselves bluntly tellus a story, however, an author also uses symbols to relay to us his message in amore subtle manner. In Nathaniel Hawthorne's book The House of Seven Gable's symbolism is eloquently used to enhance the story being told, by giving us a d...
  • House In The Red Death
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    Comparing the Symbolism of the Houses in the Red Death and House of Usher Most stories have occurrences of symbolism. Symbols are used everyday in many different ways. For instance, the Bald Eagle is used to symbolize the determination and nobility of our United States of America. In both the Masque of the Red Death and the Fall of the House of Usher, the symbolic nature of the House plays an imperative role. The House in the Red Death was a very elaborate and colorful establishment. Each room i...
  • House And The Wallpaper
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    Trapped Females in The Yellow Wallpaper Women in literature are often portrayed in a position that is dominated by men, especially in the nineteenth century. Women were repressed and controlled by their husbands as well as other male influences. In The Yellow Wallpaper, the narrator is oppressed and represents the major theme of the effect of oppression of women in society. This effect is created by the use of complex symbols such as the window, the house, and the wallpaper which all promote her...
  • Symbol Of The House
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    Complexity of Society Showing their role in society, women in literature are often portrayed in a male dominated position. Especially in the nineteenth century, women were repressed and controlled by their husbands as well as other male influences. In 'The Yellow Wallpaper', by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, the protagonist is oppressed and represents the effect of the oppression of women in society. This effect is created by the use of complex symbols such as the house, the window, and the wallpaper...
  • Symbol Of Restriction For The Main Character
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    In the short story, 'Boys and Girls', Alice Munro utilizes temporal and physical setting to elucidate the main character's struggle with her gender role in society where there is a traditional division of labour. The main character is a young girl who goes through a journey of self- discovery from a child to a young woman. Munro uses the house and the farm to depict the stages of the main characters transformation. Munro's use of foxes and horses, as well as the farming lifestyle, helps develop ...
  • Fitzgerald's Main Themes
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    The Great Gatsby is concentrated with wonderfully written content. F. Scott Fitzgerald does a superb job of synthesizing the content together with his uniquely distinctive style. A couple of the devices he utilizes to fuse his work together are his extensive use of imagery and symbolism. These two devices alone are enough for Fitzgerald to convey his several themes that he wants the reader to comprehend by the end of the novel. Fitzgerald utilizes language that is full of images- concrete verbal...
  • Sue Anne The House
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    The major setting of the play, 'Gary's House' is a house. It is rather symbolic on many different levels throughout the play, and in particular, for the characters. The house holds quite importance to the character of Gary. For the character of Gary, it symbolizes a new start and direction for his life. The house is a labour of love for his partner, Sue- Anne and his unborn child. Through building them a house, Gary tries to achieve the kind of life for his family that he feels he himself never ...
  • Sweat By Zora Neale Hurston Symbolism
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    "Sweat" by Zora Neale Hurston is filled with symbolism and reference to religion. The symbolism Hurston use give the reader valid insight to the story. Religion plays a very big role in "Sweat", because the finale outcome is a religious question by the protagonist Delia Jones. In "Sweat", Delia finds herself stuck in an unbearable marriage. Her husband, Sykes, mistreats her, make her do all the work to her, and he is unfaithful. After being married to Sykes for 15 years, Delia has lost all hope ...
  • Faulkner's Use Of Symbolism
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    The Tenses of Death William Faulkner?'s? A Rose For Emily? portrays a post-modern culture of the old south. More specific in this story, images of death are fashioned by Faulkner's use of symbolism. However, in an unintentional and seemingly chronological way, death is symbolic within the past, present and future in the form of the stench, the house, and the arsenic. When anything becomes a stench, either rotting or decomposition are occurring. As many of the townsfolk observed, a stench arose f...

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