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  • Use Birds For The Reasons
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    Marie de France uses several symbolic objects in her stories to get the point across. Sometimes what is the simplest object can have a thousands meanings. Whether you " re talking about trees to the color of an article of clothing, there was a reason, a purpose for making it a weeping willow or a red scarf. You need to look deep within the story line and fine it's true meaning. In Yonec, Laustic and Milun, see the usage of birds, especially that of a swan. But why use birds For the reasons that ...
  • Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne was written in 1850. It was based on the Puritans of the 1600's, which were revived in Hawthorne's era. Hawthorne descended from Puritan heritage and harbored a sense of guilt and hatred for their way of life. He used many themes and literary techniques in The Scarlet Letter including symbolism and irony. He emphasized the individual's role in the community and the role of women in society. Hawthorne used romanticism as opposed to the classical correctne...
  • Symbolism Of The Scarlet Letter
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    Winston 1 The Effectiveness of Symbolism in The Scarlet Letter The effectiveness of symbolism in Nathaniel Hawthornes, The Scarlet Letter adds to the story. Hawthorne uses symbolism in many ways throughout this novel. By adding this marvelous feature he makes it clear to what he is trying to accomplish. The scarlet letter itself is symbolic. In this novel locations, colors, and people are all major elements of symbolism that bring out the story. Unlink other forms of symbolism used by Hawthorne ...
  • Use Of Symbolism
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    In his play Ghosts, Ibsen forces the reader to think about his own ideas and believes, as well as those of society and past ages. Symbolism is one technique repeatedly used to portray the author's ideas through rain, light, fire, the orphanage, Oswald, and through Engstrand himself. The use of religion is also interesting in the way the town people and Pastor Mander uses it. There are many symbols present throughout Ibsen's work. Rain is used as a symbol of the cleansing of evil and impurities. ...
  • Masks The Boys
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    Symbolism can be used to represent many aspects of a person place or thing. Throughout the novel the boys lose all symbols that represent there civilization such as there clothes and uniforms. In this novel symbolism is used to show how the boys change their outlook on their primitive society and rules. They are used in the novel Lord of the Flies to show the deterioration and destruction of the boys society and rules. The conch, the glasses and the masks all have a greater meaning in the novel....
  • 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)...
  • Blake's Use Of Symbolism And Imagery
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    "Can you give to the horse mightiness? Can you clothe its neck with a rustling mane? Can you cause it to leap like a locust?" (Job 39: 19-20) William Blake's The Tyger is reminiscent of when God questioned Job rhetorically about his creations, many of them being fearsome beasts such as the leviathan or the behemoth. Much like this speech from the old testament, The Tyger also uses a significant amount of imagery and symbolism which contributes to its spiritual aspects. There is a wealth of image...
  • Useful Cases
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    Throughout the novel Bless the Beasts and Children, by Glendon Swarthout, symbolism is used frequently to show a weakness in a character or to fulfill a purpose in the novel. The most apparent weaknesses in the bed wetters was their need for radios to help them sleep. The hats portrayed each characters personality and background in some cases. Also, The Box Canyon Boys Camp is in itself a symbol representing American society in general. The radios are the first case of symbolism shown in the nov...
  • System Hieroglyphic Symbols
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    Hieroglyphic Symbols One of the many contributions that the Egyptian Empire gave modern society was the beginning of a complex alphabetic system. This system also set the foundation for the development of many other systems used by us today such as an accurate calendar and the mathematical formulas used by architects and doctors. The Egyptians named this system Hieroglyphic Symbols. Hieroglyphic comes from the Greek "hiero glyphic a" which means "sacred carving". Hieroglyphics were the first for...
  • A Streetcar Named Desire Use Of Symbolism and Color
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    "Symbols are nothing but the natural speech of drama... the purest language of plays". Once, quoted as having said this, Tennessee Williams has certainly used symbolism and colour extremely effectively in his play, 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. A moving story about fading Southern belle Blanche DuBois and her lapse into insanity, 'A Streetcar Named Desire' contains much symbolism and clever use of colour. This helps the audience to link certain scenes and events to the themes and issues that Willi...
  • End The Welty
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    The Path of the Phoenix Authors try to incorporate symbols into their stories to help display the qualities of characters, lifestyles, or foreshadowing of things to come. Symbols to any author are just another tool to explain a story a little better. In Eudora Welty's tale A Worn Path symbols help draw the reader closer to the lead character. Welty uses symbols like the name chosen for the lead, the weather, and the colors to describe the rigors she must overcome. In the end the Welty makes it c...
  • Bradbury's Use Of Symbolism Throughout The Novel
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    Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury is a futuristic novel, taking the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking, and by reading are outlaws as well. Books and ideas are burned, books are burned physically, where as ideas are burned from the mind. Bradbury uses literary devices, such as symbolism, but it is the idea he wants to convey that makes this novel so devastating. Bradbury warns us of what may happen if ...
  • Aylmer's Persistent Attempt To Perfect Nature
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    Earthly Imperfections Too often in this world does man attempt to perfect nature. Tampering with this sort of element most commonly leads to a disaster to come extent. Because man is never satisfied, he is constantly vying for perfection, regardless of the outcome. Such is the case in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "The Birthmark". Aylmer's persistent attempt to perfect nature is the cause of Georgiana's demise and the affirmation that when man tampers with such a powerful component terrible...
  • Use Of Religious Symbolism
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    Jan van Eyck was a master in style and symbolism, establishing a firm superiority in glaze technique and delicately and elaborately applying subtle, yet powerful religious references to what at first glance may seem simple portraits. Van Eyck's drawing, Saint Barbara, completed in 1437, is an example of the artist's use of fictional exotic or Romanesque style structures, suggestive of those from the Old Testament. (p. 99 textbook) Other symbolism includes the walled city that resembles a ziggura...
  • Their Poems Allusions And Symbols
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    SYMBOLISM AND ALLUSION What major symbols are used How appropriate is each symbol in its respective poem How do the poets use the symbols to focus on the problems they present in their poems Allusions and symbols are critical components of an interesting and understandable poem. Poets rely heavily on them because of the need to economize their words. Poems don't waste words on detailed explanations in order to be understood. They rely instead on the reader to use his own process for interpreting...
  • Symbol In The Play
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    Symbolism This essay will put Eugene O'Neill's, Long Day's Journey into Night, and Tennessee William's, A Streetcar Named Desire into perspective with the symbols that are used. The significance of the title Long Day's Journey into Night presents the universal symbols of day and night or light and dark. The story starts out in the morning, there does not seem to be very much turmoil within the family. As the day progresses it seems that darkness is taking over, which can symbolize chaos, evil or...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Rain As A Symbol
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    In this world people use symbols to represent the significance of something invisible but of great importance. They are used to signify ideas or anything that suggests an idea. In literature, as in life symbols are used to represent something important yet invisible and abstract to the reader, about which the reader has to think to understand their significance. In his novel A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway uses a lot of symbols and foreshadowing to represent darkness, sadness and death. He u...
  • Hemingway's Symbolism An Interpretation Of Earnest
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    An Interpretation Of Earnest Hemingway's Symbolism Essay, An Interpretation Of Earnest Hemingway's Symbolism An Interpretation of Earnest Hemingway's Symbolism In order to understand symbolism, a reader must learn that it is a non-superficial representation of an idea or belief that goes beyond what is "seen. ' Earnest Hemingway's "A Clean Well-Lighted Place' uses symbolism to help convey the theme of Nihilism, the philosophy that there is nothing heavenly to believe in. It discusses that there ...

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