Hughes uses the symbolic color, and object of snow to represent “white” society and their fee...
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... Depression. However, when looking at the literary device of symbols it is clear that it is much more then that. In the symbol of snow, we are able to see the hatred that White Society feels for blacks in America. With the symbolic meaning of a “shut door” and denial of entrance into a church, the discriminator behavior that blacks face is seen, and with the crumbling of a church and the freeing of Christ off the cross we see the wanting of the racial values and views being torn down and blacks in America finally being feed from them. In Langton Hughes’s short story “On the Road”, the harsh reality of racism between Whites and Blacks in America is seen through the use of symbolism.
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