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Sinister Symbols Within The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- Throughout history with no specific date of origin, people have used objects to represent ideas. These objects of representation are known as symbols. Symbols are used in almost everything we see in our daily lives. They are often flashed right in front of us without us mentally taking notice of them. It takes observation and a comprehension of certain things to understand symbols. For example one might question why there is a bald eagle on the back of the quarter. Fact is the bald eagle is known to be a strong creature therefore is a symbolism of strength which is what the United States is known to be....   [tags: Symbolism, Symbols]

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The Importance of Setting and Symbols in "The Awakening" by Kate Chopin

- Ranging from caged parrots to the meadow in Kentucky, symbols and settings in The Awakening are prominent and provide a deeper meaning than the text does alone. Throughout The Awakening by Kate Chopin, symbols and setting recur representing Edna’s current progress in her awakening. The reader can interpret these and see a timeline of Edna’s changes and turmoil as she undergoes her changes and awakening. The setting Edna is in directly affects her temperament and awakening: Grand Isle provides her with a sense of freedom; New Orleans, restriction; the “pigeon house”, relief from social constraints....   [tags: Setting, Symbols, Awakening, Kate Chopin, ]

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Symbols of Military Identity

- At the United States Air Force Academy, the first experience of a new cadet is the loss of personal "stuff" and hence individual identity. All material possessions — those that signify individual identity, safety or relationship -- are taken from the cadet and replaced by "stuff" which indicate membership in the cadet wing. Clothing, jewelry, wallet, even hair, disappear as indexes of membership in an economic group. Pictures and address books vanish as symbols of connection with social groups in the broader world....   [tags: Symbols Symbolism Military Essays]

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Symbols Of Symbols And Symbols

- Symbols surround people daily in society. Symbolism take various forms; a distinctive meaning of deepness and more significant than what it appears in the surface. Furthermore, symbols covey society deep hidden true feelings into an object. Symbolism impacts individuals in multiple ways. In “Invisible Man” Ralph Ellison uses symbols to argue the philosophy is correct and white supremacy over the mind, body and future. The narrator life destiny has been decided by mere objects. As he himself is an object of manipulation for the white supremacy....   [tags: Race, White people, Black people, Ralph Ellison]

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Symbols And Symbols Of Symbols

- Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. Many things can be used as symbolism such as colors, symbols, and objects. Symbolism is used to give another meaning to a character, word, or object and give a deeper meaning to something. The color black is often symbolized as evil or death, while the color white is categorized as life and innocence. The Christian cross can also symbolize many things such as hope, faith, and forgiveness. Objects may also symbolize things such as a chain; it can mean union but can also mean isolation....   [tags: Stoning, The Lottery, Capital punishment]

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Symbolic Anthropology : Symbols And Symbols

- Symbolic Anthropology was the concentrated study of the symbols of a culture. The symbols properties, their meanings, and what did they bring to the culture. Victor Turner explained this as the smallest unit of a ritual that still retains the ritual behavior. The examples of this could be banners on a birthday, good plates on Thanksgiving, and Christmas lights on Christmas, and small things that makes up the ritual itself. The symbols help make up these behaviors, there are properties and meanings behind these symbols....   [tags: Meaning of life, Psychology, Victor Turner]

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Pagan Symbols And Christian Symbols

- For many centuries, Literature critics have constantly debated on whether it was more inspired by Pagan or Christian beliefs. These said critics have constantly been trying to differentiate between the symbolism used to describe the Pagan symbols and Christian symbols within the halls of Horathgar and the Castle lived in by the King of the Geats. These symbols can be argued to symbolize Pagan or Christian symbolism due to the fact that they can either describe the beliefs of Pagan or Christians....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, God, Sin]

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Symbols Of The Birthmark By Nathaniel Hawthorn

- Miranda Kellerhals ENG: 13091 Fiction Analysis 8 April 2016 Symbols for Everyone In every story, poem, play, and movie symbolism is present. Symbols help the reader understand the story and their characters. Often times the symbols bring a deeper meaning to a story or poem. In The Birthmark by Nathaniel Hawthorn there are many symbols that bring the reader to the deeper meaning of the story. This story is about a man and woman who get married. The woman is perfect except for the small birthmark on her cheek....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Symbol, The Birth-Mark]

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Symbols in Macbeth

- Throughout the play "Macbeth", there have been many symbols that have been proven to be significant.Of the many I will discuss the importance of the number three, the dagger,and Banquo's ghost..They are all always lingering in the play but not expressed in literal terms. A symbol is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning These symbols role in "Macbeth" are to provide a greater meaning to the play. Shakespeare has been known for creating plays that are enjoyable to read, the language is not so difficult once you are familiar with it....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature]

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Signs and Symbols

- In the short story “Signs and Symbols,” Vladmir Nabokov entices the reader with the story of a concerned elderly couple who visits their mentally unstable son on his birthday at the sanitarium. This visit is further complicated by the son’s attempt to take his life, which compels the hospital staff at the sanitarium to prevent the parents from meeting their son. This circumstance then embarks on the difficult journey that life has been for this mother and father of their mentally deranged child....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Symbols And Symbols Of Shakespeare 's Romeo And Juliet

- In writing we use symbols to effectively convey hidden meanings in stories and poems that can’t normally be read or understood. William Shakespeare’s tragic love story, “Romeo and Juliet,” has many symbols and is a great example of the use of symbolism. The three symbols that “Romeo and Juliet” are well-known for is love (Cupid), poison, and death. William Shakespeare if very well known for the symbolic use of love within his works of literature, along with a tragic ending (ex. “Hamlet”). This use of symbolism reoccurs in “Romeo and Juliet” and does not fail to deliver....   [tags: Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare]

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Symbols And Symbolism Of The Novel ' Catching The Attention Of Big Brother '

- Symbols usually consist of objects, characters, or figures expressing a larger concept or idea. In 1984, symbols find themselves in many main ideas and themes. Some symbols are used to represent a deeper meaning in characters and plot, while others show comparison and contrast between ideas. Several of these symbols are clearly shown throughout the book, catching the attention of the reader to further the understanding of the battling themes. Sometimes, words do not come close to describing what is going on....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, Symbol]

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Analysis of the Poetic Symbols Between Ancient Mariner and The Raven

- As the great Edgar Allen Poe once said, “Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” In the poems “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and “The Raven,” by Edgar Allen Poe both show symbols of birds. Too many people the animal of the bird, is shown as many different symbols. In these two poems the bird is shown as a daunting symbol. As Adam Andrious said, “We envy them their ease of expression, as their song provides a bridge into the mysteries of a world the animal in us fondly half-remembers.” The things that a bird can mean to different people is huge....   [tags: edgar allan poe, bird's symbol, poems]

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Symbols and the Struggles of Women

- A woman strangled her husband to death. Another woman died due to extreme happiness after she was told her husband passed away in an accident. “Trifles” and “The Story of an Hour” are the two short stories associated with these plots. The two texts are perplexing which is why they use symbols. Both stories use objects figuratively to reveal a hidden story that contributes to the theme which is pain and loneliness may provoke a person to act in selfish ways. Symbols can display the characters feelings towards one another and the major conflict of the text....   [tags: Trifles, The Story of an Hour]

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The Powers of the Symbols in "Lord of the Flies"

- Lord of the Flies is a novel that is all about symbols that have different powers which is used on the boys. Two of the symbols which are the conch and the sow’s head contain powers that are opposite of each other and they have a great affect on the boys. Lord of the Flies would be a different story without symbols. The conch has the powers that lead to civilization and order. It represents the authority that the boys will need to get rescued from the island. The sow’s head on the other hand represents the evil powers to lead the boys to total chaos and savagery which is created by Jack....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Use of Symbols by Lady Macbeth

- Symbols certainly exist in Shakespeare’s plays. Each symbol adds a certain value to the work and enriches the play considerably. The primary problem with an interpretation of symbols is the belief some people have that symbols almost or always represent a one to one relationship. For the purposes of this paper, the relationship would be represented as milk = nourishment. Infants = innocence, etc. I plan to examine the way in which the characters in The Tragedy of Macbeth use and change the meaning of the following symbols - breastfeeding, infants and milk....   [tags: milk, innocence]

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Symbols in The Awakening by Late Chopin

- ... Art is a stress reliever and helps Edna escape into her own little world even if it is only for a couple of minutes. Art represents failure because Edna does not achieve everything that she was looking for. Most artists are free and independant such as Mademoiselle Reisz, a pianist and good friend of Edna’s. Mademoiselle Reisz once said, “To be an artist includes much; one must possess many gifts—absolute gifts—which have not been acquired by one's own effort. And, moreover, to succeed, the artist must possess the courageous soul.” (?) She explains that Edna needs strong wings in order to prosper as an artist and to live a self-sufficient life....   [tags: art, birds, ocean, society]

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Symbols And Metaphors Of Oedipus The King

- The story of Oedipus the King has many symbols and metaphors that can be interpreted differently from person to person. Many metaphors were used as symbols in Oedipus the King, which include sight and blindness, self-affliction, and the tree way crossroad. These are the three main symbols that were used in the story, and sight stands for knowledge, self-affliction stems from a senses of guilt, and the three way crossroad stands for decisions. The symbol of vision is a big component in the story of Oedipus....   [tags: Oedipus, Jocasta, Decision making]

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Connecting Symbols in A Rose for Emily

- The literary world contains a vast collection of works, each employing diverse techniques in writing. One technique commonly found in literature is the use of images and symbols. Symbols are sometimes complex and contain both literal and figurative significance. Symbolism in literature is commonly used to bind the attributes of an object with various segments of a story to provide the reader with a deeper understanding and sometimes hidden meaning. In the short story, “A Rose for Emily” William Faulkner utilizes a vast collection of symbols, as a means to enhance the reader’s visual perceptions but also prompts consideration into theories of motive surrounding the murder of Homer Barron....   [tags: A Rose For Emily, William Faulkner]

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Meaning of Icons and Symbols in Art

- During the Byzantine period, early Christians had established that art could design images, that represented Christ, Mary and the Saints. All these images were considered icons. From the Greek word eikon, this means image. These are seen throughout the Romanesque and the Gothic style. This essay will attempt to describe how symbols were used and the meanings they had from the eleven century, throughout the Renaissance era. Art had evolved and the usage was found inside and out of buildings, on paintings, sculptures and others....   [tags: bizantine period, christians, christ, saints]

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Symbols and Conflict in A Doll's House

- ... Often danced by a married couple to show togetherness. As the Tarantella is meant to be a passionate dance for a couple, it is very significant how it is used between Nora and Torvald in the play. “Torvald: you must go and rehearse the tarantella and practice on the tambourine. I’ll go into the office and shut the door, and I will hear nothing. You can make as much noise as you like” (Ibsen 65). As stated earlier, this dance is one that is meant to be danced and conducted by two and its to show togetherness....   [tags: literary devices and analysis]

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Icons and Symbols of Medieval Art

- Many icons and symbols could be found and related with the Medieval Art because have relevant and remarkable change to create art expression, architect style and the more important was that with their work they gave meaning to life style, rules to follow their strong believes and express forces of divine punishment. Also they wanted to give a special place to worship and magnify. The Middle Age is divide for historians into three periods, Early medieval, Romanesque and Gothic because was the transition of create, designed, express and built monumental and famous places to represent the richness, complexity and innovation of a new cultures and with icons and symbols that represent and charact...   [tags: architecture, expression, renaissance, gothic]

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Symbols And Signs By Lorrie Moore

- “Symbols and Signs” by Vladimir Nabokov and “Dance in America” by Lorrie Moore are short stories that revolve around the theme of illness. Often times, when the affected individual with illness is young, the main characters are the parents who struggle with love, hopelessness, sorrow, and fear. The primary characters are the parents, even as their own stories are about their ill children. The families in the two stories are similar in ways that the parents cope with their child’s illness. However Nabokov presents his story in a tone which can only be seen as dreary whereas Moore presents “Dance in America” in a tone which concludes with hopefulness exhibited by Cal’s son, Eugene....   [tags: John Updike, Short story, Suffering, Anton Chekhov]

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Symbols Of Death Of A Salesman

- Symbols of Death of a Salesman The play, Death of a Salesman, was written by Arthur Miller who was " ... in all probability, one of the greatest playwrights of contemporary history He is also one of the greatest critics of contemporary American society, as his works often tend to portray American middlemen as heroes, bitterly and futilely fighting against the entire system of what 'Americanism ' is, with all its hues and negative aspects." (Kambli) All stories have hidden meanings, whether it be through the characters or the objects around them....   [tags: Suicide, Suicide methods, Death]

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Semiotics: The Science of Signs and Symbols

- Twentieth century Swiss linguist and semiotician Ferdinand de Saussure designates semiotics as the systematic science of signs. Though the idea was both praised and ridiculed, the linguist successfully proved that signs do affect the way we view the world we live in. Where language was once the way we understood society, signs have taken their place. Consider the “M” for McDonald’s or the Castle for Disney, even the “Disney font.” We seldom recognize these companies by what we have heard about them and more for the symbols we see and associate them with....   [tags: Ferdinand de Saussure, Systematic Science of Signs]

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Symbols Of The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

- Symbol of Death “The Lottery,” written by Shirley Jackson in 1948, is a provoking piece of literature about a town that continues a tradition of stoning, despite not know why the ritual started in the first place. As Jackson sets the scene, the villagers seem ordinary; but seeing that winning the lottery is fatal, the villagers are then viewed as murders by the reader. Disagreeing with the results of the lottery, Tessie Hutchinson is exposed to an external conflict between herself and the town....   [tags: The Lottery, Short story, Allegory, Stoning]

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Use of Symbols in Paul's Case

- Symbols are one of those most important things to a story. They share the meaning of themselves, as well as the meaning for something else. Symbols usually make the important ideas stick out as well as make the reader have different ideas of what is actually being said. One of the many symbols in “Paul’s Case” is flower’s. From violets to carnations, the flowers Paul talks about are ones of many meanings. The flowers represent a continual motif, expressing Paul’s character. The narrator expresses the teacher’s views towards Paul’s flowers, “…his whole attitude was symbolized by his shrug and his flippantly red carnation…” (Cather)....   [tags: Paul's Case]

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Symbols in Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye

- As the source of the book’s title, this symbol merits close inspection. It first appears in Chapter 16, when a kid Holden admires for walking in the street rather than on the sidewalk is singing the Robert Burns song “Comin’ Thro’ the Rye.” In Chapter 22, when Phoebe asks Holden what he wants to do with his life, he replies with his image, from the song, of a “catcher in the rye.” Holden imagines a field of rye perched high on a cliff, full of children romping and playing. He says he would like to protect the children from falling off the edge of the cliff by “catching” them if they were on the verge of tumbling over....   [tags: symbolism, literary analysis]

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Status Symbols On A Macro Level

- 5. Status symbols on a macro level can be described as material signs that members of society as a whole can identify with that informs this whole society of a person’s specific status. Good examples of this from the movie are police officers, you see them in their uniforms on, cop lights on their car, and even hats and jackets with the specific unit name of which they work in on it. Status symbols on a micro level would be described as material signs that smaller, more specific groups could identify as a status symbol that informs them of a specific status....   [tags: Sociology, Crime, Gang, Illegal drug trade]

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Sexual Symbols in The Black Hole

- Adolescence is a period in life when individuals learn who they are and shape their identities in relation to their experiences and others around them, such as role models, peers, and family; as a consequence adolescence has always been considered a crucial developmental stage. In Black Hole “the bug” only affects teens, which suggests that the teen plague is not a metaphor for AIDs, but is actually the social, physical, and emotional turning point in which the character s mature from teens to young adults....   [tags: Literary Analysis, argumentative, persuasive]

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Indicating symbols in A Rose for Emily

- In their stories, authors don’t like to be straightforward with the characters or objects they present. Yes, they will be described as to how they look or the stuff they do depending if it’s in third or first person. Most of the time, the reader will only see the characters/objects as they are presented but in reality there is way more to it than what the author is writing. The authors feel it’s boring, so they use a tool which is what we call symbolism. They use symbolism not only to give a more clear meaning to the object they repeatedly present, but to give it a deeper meaning....   [tags: William Faulkner, literary analysis]

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Symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird

- A symbol is a unique term because it can represent almost anything such as people, beliefs, and values. Symbols are like masks that people put on to describe their true self. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the author uses Tom Robinson and Arthur Radley to represent a mockingbird which illustrates the theme of innocence by presenting these characters as two harmless citizens that do not pose a threat to Maycomb. To begin with, Tom Robinson is an innocent being that resembles a mockingbird because he is falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell....   [tags: Harper Lee novel analysis]

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Languages And Symbols, Motifs And Themes

- LANGUAGES AND SYMBOLS, MOTIFS AND THEMES The Novel is fictional prose which creatively deals with the human tendency by portraying characters in a sequential order. It is a plot which is unfolded by speech, action and thoughts of a variety of characters. It is a mimic of real life. To give it the effect of realism; language, motif, symbols and themes play a major role. The complexity or efficiency of the novel can be depicted through the writing style adapted by the author. The language and writing style of the novel is used to show a novel 's artistic merits and worth....   [tags: Fiction, Novel, Character, Literature]

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Theme of Inhumanity Invades in Symbols

- Cruelty, blood, and gore are all accurate descriptions of the French Revolution. This horrific time is correctly represented by the twisted and elaborate plot of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. During this time, pity and sympathy leave the hearts of both the revolutionaries and the aristocrats. The hatred felt by the revolutionaries towards their oppressors seizes control of their hearts and results in more ruthless and savage behavior towards their old persecutors. Man, himself, becomes a more brutal race in this time of animosity....   [tags: Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities]

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Symbols in The Scarlett Letter

- Symbols in The Scarlet Letter Symbolism is strongly prevalent throughout Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. Some of the most important symbols in this novel are Pearl, the scaffold, and the scarlet A. These symbols are all entwined together because each object relates to the punishment and sin of Hester Prynne. Pearl is the consequence of an adulterous relationship and will constantly be a reminder of that sin, not only to Hester but also to the town as a whole. The scaffold is a hoary platform on which Hester had to stand to receive her punishment; however, each time the scaffold is shown, it provides for a different symbol....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Literary Analysis]

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How Information Changed Into Symbols

- Information changed into symbols are the foundational stage of someone’s personal to social life which can serve as a basis for communication and interaction on all levels. It is after all that the development of the individual is a social process undergoing countless of experiences to assign meaning to things on a day-to-day basis. This is in view of the fact that it is useful as a framework seeing that human behavior is widely a function of how state of affairs are perceived and deciphered to be....   [tags: Sociology, Nonverbal communication]

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Sacred Symbols Used In Religions

- ... It is associated with the Great Mother, universal womb, birth, and fertility. It gives the universe life-giving and life-destroying abilities (Sabrina 67-81). Water is also connected with the emotional responses to situations (Sabrina 67-81). Lastly, the element of earth; it is solid and passive in nature, also negative in polarity. It represents both the womb and grave; it brings life and also takes it away. It gives the other three elements a place to manifest themselves. Earth relates to all the physical matter; it sees, touches, smells, senses, and feels (Sabrina 67-81)....   [tags: pentagram, emblem, christians]

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Symbols in Brave New World

- In the dystopian novel, Brave New World, Huxley uses symbols to create meaning and to get his agenda across. The use of sex and reproduction, and Shakespearian writing and religious texts, as symbols in the novel help to push Huxley’s agenda that total government control is devastating, and the inner human drive to be an individual can never be suppressed. Also, the fact that the novel was written in 1931 shows that Huxley was attacking the newly forming Socialist nations. The first two chapters of this novel consist of the Director of Hatcheries and Conditioning showing students how the reproduction system works in the World State....   [tags: Literature]

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Sfudying Graphics, Messages, and Symbols

- ... By reading the title “2045 The Year Man Becomes Immortal*” and “*if you believe humans and machines will become one. Welcome to the Singularity movement” presents the bald head that is a male robot with the metal cord connect to the back of the head. And also the green light displays the head much more like a robot. The robot present as a white person with the really light skin tone. Furthermore, the sliver cord and the green light drew my eyes up to the title and the male robot head is the temporality....   [tags: text, semiotic, images]

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The Moor Symbols the Merrier

- Symbolism gives deeper meaning to relatively ordinary objects, animals, and people. It is repeatedly used in literature to get across a deep meaning without fully explaining it in words, enhancing the story by making it flow smoother. In addition, it can be used to hint at key aspects of the story which helps the reader to better understand symbols. In mystery books it is utilized to help grasp what is meant and to better understand not only the situation, but the book as a whole. In the book, “ The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle, the moor, the hound of Baskervilles, and Baskervilles Hall are the most prominent symbols in the book....   [tags: The Hound of the Baskervilles by Conan Doyle]

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Symbols of The Great Gatsby

- The 1920s were a time of big dreams, moral decline, and hardships in America . The Roaring Twenties were a different time altogether with its bootleggers and speakeasies, women becoming more independent, the poor becoming poorer, but through all this was The American Dream keeping the hope afloat. F. Scott Fitzgerald captured this era in his book, The Great Gatsby. Through his many symbols he illustrates the hopes, the forgotten God, and the oppressed Americans of the Twenties. The symbols in The Great Gatsby help convey several different themes, from wealth to loss of morals, to poverty....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Symbols Of Shakespeare 's Othello

- Symbols are an important part of literature used to help enhance stories. A symbol can allow readers to understand a story on a deeper and more meaningful level. They can also provide an insight to characters depending on their relation the symbol itself. Shakespeare frequently uses symbols in his plays to symbolize an idea that is more abstract. For example, a handkerchief in Othello is a key symbol in the play. The importance of the small object becomes evident as the play progresses. Although many characters come in contact with the handkerchief throughout the play, it holds special importance to the characters Othello, Desdemona, and Iago....   [tags: Othello, Iago, Marriage, Love]

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Symbols As A Literary Tool

- The authors use of symbols as a literary tool to give deeper meaning to the story using an object or event to represent something else entirely. In the short story “Sweat” the author uses several characters as symbols. Delia is the hard working woman in a loveless marriage, and a brutal husband. She finds sweat on her brow, most of the time while washing white folk’s clothes and picking up and delivering their laundry. Whether there is rain or stifling heat, Delia drives into town with her donkey and cart doing what she has done for the last fifteen years in order to make a living....   [tags: White people, Black people, White People]

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Symbols of Alienation and Loneliness

- Symbols of Loneliness and Alienation According to DiYanni, Symbols in fiction are simply objects, actions, or even events that convey meaning. The meaning they convey extends beyond their literal significance, beyond their more obvious actual reason for being included in the story (Literature 95). In “The Chrysanthemums,” John Steinbeck reveals the theme of loneliness and alienation of a woman from her husband through his symbolic use of a realistic setting, character, tinker, chrysanthemums, and conversations....   [tags: Literary Analysis, John Steinbeck]

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Symbols Loose on the Moor

- Symbolism is one of the common techniques that authors often use when writing a book. Symbolism is the usage of symbols to identify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal meaning. Many authors use this technique to add depth and meaning to a complex idea and Arthur Conan Doyle, author of The Hound of the Baskervilles is no exception. Baskerville Hall, the hound and the moor are all examples of symbolism in the detective fiction, The Hound of the Baskervilles....   [tags: Doyle's Hound of the Baskervilles]

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Symbols: The Essential Element

- Symbols: the basis of all literary works. Without symbols books become boring and lifeless. Symbols assist the reader in discovering a deeper meaning. In Richard Wright’s novel, Native Son, symbols are used to show death, faith and living in a white run world. In the first book, readers are introduced to the rat. Bigger is shown attempting to destroy the rat. When the rat is deceased, he appears as a “flat black body… [with] two yellow tusks” (6). With this death, Bigger’s murder streak starts....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Native Son]

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The Scarlet Ibis Symbols

- I have never had a brother, but if I did, would I look up to him or would he look up to me. This question comes to mind when I read James Hurst's "The Scarlet Ibis," Hurst's short story is realistic fiction, but it seems as if it's non-fiction. "The Scarlet Ibis" is about a boy and his crippled younger brother. Brother wants a younger brother, but when Doodle turns out to be crippled, he tries to teach him how to walk, swim, run, and fight out of his own selfishness. Along the way, both Brother and Doodle feel may conflicting emotions....   [tags: literary analysis of James Hurst short story]

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Persepolis Symbols

- Persepolis Symbols In America, the Islamic Revolution means absolutely nothing to a ten year old child, but in Iran it’s like a plague that’s draped across their entire world as they know it. Most Iranian children are unlike the children of the United States, which have no restrictions on dress or schools, even freedom. Iranian children live in a country controlled by their government that prohibits simple pleasures and freedoms because this government forbids Iranian families the ability to control their own lives....   [tags: documentary, book, Iran]

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Religious Symbols Represent Religious Beliefs

- A religious symbol is a representation that symbolizes a religion, or an idea within a specified religion. For example, the cross is a symbol of Christianity, or the moon and the star represent Islam. Both of these are religious symbols, representing a religion. However, there are also other religious symbols that people wear, or have. For example, Muslim women wear a Hijab, or a head covering, which is considered a religious symbol. Another example of a religious symbol is the Turban and the Kirpan....   [tags: discrimination, ban, freedom]

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The Christ in Majesty with Symbols of the Four Evangelists

- ... Christ is also surrounded by stars, which could represent the heavens and his own divine nature. The Four Symbols of the Evangelists surround him as reminders to the Revelation of Saint John in the last book of the bible about the coming apocalypse, when the judgment of the people occurs. Around these symbols, the artist placed seven lamps to symbolize the seven Christian communities where Saint John addressed his revelation . In the band below, separated by geometric designs similar to San Vitale, the twelve apostles with halos stand holding books....   [tags: notorious paintings, Art history]

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An Analysis of the Symbols in Yeat’s Poems

- Throughout our lives, symbols and their meaning have had a great influence in our day to day living. Whether it is our country symbolizing itself with a flag or national seal, or our own faith, being symbolized as a cross, or as an angel; in fact religion has many sorts of symbols to tie it to together and for representation. Along with religion having many symbols, the great poet of William Butler Yeats had many symbols in his works and poetry. Throughout his countless poems, Yeats used different symbols to convey his message to his readers....   [tags: death, nature, message]

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Meaningful Symbols in the Rye by J.D Salinger

- ... This is true in a sense because he does make a connection with Phoebe involving the hat. Holden believes that the hat was a barrier. It protected him from turning into a phony adult. Because the hat protected him, he feels that it will do the same thing for Phoebe. Holden took his “hunting hat out of his coat pocket and gave it to her.” Another key symbol in the novel is the ducks in the Central Park lagoon. The ducks in the pond reflect Holden’s personal life conflict....   [tags: ducks, central park, lagoon]

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Symbols Of Death Of A Salesman By Arthur Miller

- Death of a Salesman Symbols “In Discussion: Symbols of Death of a Salesman” “I don 't say he 's a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He 's not the finest character that ever lived. But he 's a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid. He 's not to be allowed to fall into his grave like an old dog. Attention, attention must finally be paid to such a person,” Linda states regarding Willy Loman. Linda is Willy’s wife....   [tags: Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller, Lee J. Cobb]

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God and Religious Symbols in "Lord of the Flies"

- “All men have need of the gods” (Guillemets). Homer is correct; all men can use a god. We need support, hope, and a way to control the masses. Within the classic novel Lord of the flies by William Golding, there are many religious symbols. Lord of the Flies is best read as a religious allegory because Simon is a Jesus figure, Ralph and Jack are like Cain and Abel, the boys start to create a Pagan like religion and treat the beast like a god. There are many examples of Simon ostensibly acting altruistically and wholly, almost Jesus like....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Use of Symbols in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- Many great authors use symbolism numerous of time in their stories. A symbol is a noun or word that represents a different idea. An author displays the symbols as a hit rather than blurting it out. Symbols are not only used in novels or poems, they are also used in everyday use. For an example, the American flag has fifty stars on it which each star represents a state. On the other hand, the thirteen stripes plays the part of our thirteen colonies; the beginning of our country. Even with our high school, a tiger pawl represents us as a fighting tiger that will strive to do what’s right, and to show our strength against our greatest rivals....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Hidden Symbols in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- Symbolism has been scraping the surface of literature for many years, but you probably don’t notice them, unless you really dig deep behind the text. Symbolism can be anywhere from the diverse objects around your room that represent a certain time, to the books of literature you read in school. Symbolism is an object, which represents something else. For example, in the short story, “The Lottery”, Mrs. Hutchinson got picked for the lottery. The word “hutch” is another word for box, and she happened to have her life taken from her by a paper in a box....   [tags: literary analysis]

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Symbols Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is based during the era of racism and prejudice. This era is commonly referred to as The Great Depression and is during the mid-late 30’s. The novel is set in a small town and county called Maycomb, Alabama. The novel follows the story of the Finch’s and their struggle before, during, and after a rape trial that is set against an African American by a white woman and her father. To Kill A Mockingbird has many symbols that have a thematic significance. Flowers and “Mockingbird” type characters are the main types of symbols....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, African American, Racism]

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Symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- A symbol is a word or expression which signifies something other than the physical object to which it directly refers. The book “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee contains three recognizable symbols. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (103) This could possibly be a symbol for Tom Robinson. He was innocent, yet sentenced to death because of his ethnicity....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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The Body, Meaning and Symbols in Medical Anthropology

- In the course of the study of medicine from an anthropological perspective, there are several themes which are repeatedly encountered. These include the body and its representation, meaning and a person’s response to that meaning, and finally, the symbolic images which construct and shape both meaning and the bodily representation. Each of these themes are addressed throughout medical anthropological texts, and are connected to and build on each other in a variety of ways. The body is the site of medicine, because the body is the site of all cultural practices....   [tags: Health, Medical Anthropology]

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Symbols in Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury

- Since no one can definitely “know” what the future offers, the future represents the beauty of hope. Several writers explore the future through science fiction. One of the most distinguished and prolific writers of science fiction is Ray Bradbury. Although the setting of his famous novel, Fahrenheit 451, is in some future time, the society shown in this setting seems sadly stark, almost hopeless. In a world pervaded with mindless, hedonistic, and destructive individuals, intellect, morality, and creativity have all but vanished....   [tags: the sieve, the hound, fire]

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Signs, Symbols and Signals of the Underground Railroad

- Signs, Symbols and Signals of the Underground Railroad A journey of hundreds of miles lies before you, through swamp, forest and mountain pass. Your supplies are meager, only what can be comfortably carried so as not to slow your progress to the Promised Land – Canada. The stars and coded messages for guidance, you set out through the night, the path illuminated by the intermittent flash of lightning. Without a map and no real knowledge of the surrounding area, your mind races before you and behind you all at once....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Symbols Used in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby is based on a man named Jay Gatsby and his idealistic infatuation to a girl named Daisy that he met while he was young. Gatsby was not of a wealthy family and therefore Daisy would not marry him. Gatsby devoted his life to getting what he needed to win Daisy. After the war Gatsby became a bootlegger to attain what he needed to win Daisy. In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald uses various colors, objects, and gestures as symbols to portray the lack of moral and spiritual values of people and the different aspects of society in the 1920's....   [tags: literary analysis, english literature]

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Native American Symbols and Mascots in Sports

- Our group had the task to present about Native American symbols and mascots in sports. We structured our presentation by presenting the cases of four major sports teams: Chicago Blackhawks, Florida State Seminoles, Cleveland Indians, and the Washington Redskins. Chicago Blackhawks The founder named his team the “Chicago Blackhawks” in honor of the Sauk Indian chief who sided with the British in the War of 1812. However this team has had it easy, because the major complaints they get involve their logo only, leaving the name and mascot in peace....   [tags: Blackhawks, Seminoles, Indians, Redskins]

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Symbols Of George Orwell 's 1984

- The signs are Everywhere Throughout the book 1984 there are several symbols that appear and make a person think about society. The symbolism in 1984 is very important and plays a major role in the development of the story as a whole. In the book 1984 George Orwell, the author warns us about the dangers of a totalitarian society. The main character Winston is a symbol in himself, big brother, the glass paper weight, and the red-armed prole woman all act as symbols in the book 1984. The character Winston Smith acts as a symbol because George Orwell named him after Winston Churchill but gave him a very basic last name so people could easily identify with this character....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell, Ingsoc]

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Gender Roles Of Women As Sex Symbols

- As her designs gained notoriety, Westwood further became a mouthpiece for woman by creating accessories, such as rips, zips, studs, badges, and armbands that also displayed controversial slogans (Lister). Westwood included one such armband in her Anarchy Shirt design. A red accessory with the word ‘chaos’ added to the political statement of the design, further allowing women to represent their social views through their clothing. The accessories gave women the ability to choose what they displayed on their bodies and the words they would display....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Gender identity]

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Symbols of Evolution

- Symbols of Evolution Two billion years ago two prokaryotes bumped into each other and formed the first multi-cellular organism. 65 million years ago an asteroid hit the earth and dinosaurs became extinct. Three days ago, in your notebook, you drew a mess of squiggles which to you represented Jackson Pollock's painting, Number 1, 1948. You wrote the word entropy on the upper left hand corner of the page. On the bottom right hand side you wrote, Creativity is based on randomness and chance. This paper will not try to determine why the dinosaurs became extinct or what caused two prokaryotes to form the first multi-cellular organism....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Macbeth - Symbols

- Throughout Shakespeare’s Macbeth, numerous symbols are used. Many of these depict characters’ actions and appearances, emotions, and events that have happened previously in the play. Although there are many symbols used all through the play, there are three important groups of symbols that are used most regularly. These are blood, sleep and animals, which all have different representations. Blood is an important symbol that is used continuously in the play. In the beginning of the play, blood is something which represents courage and bravery....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analyzing The Old Man and the Sea Using Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Freudian Psychology

- Published in 1952, The Old Man and the Sea soon became Ernest Hemingway’s most influential and best praised book by critics worldwide. Both the Pulitzer Prize in 1953 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954 were awarded to him “for his mastery of the art of narrative, most recently demonstrated in The Old Man and the Sea, and for the influence he has exerted on contemporary style.” Bernard Berenson, close friend and renowned art critic praised, “No real artist symbolizes or allegorizes – and Hemingway is a real artist – but every real work of art exhales symbols and allegories....   [tags: Symbols and Allegories]

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Commentary on Nietzche´s Philosophy about God and Humanity

- In this essay we will embrace Nietzsche’s philosophy for the sake of the fact that he proposed that God is dead, life is worthless, and fate ultimately surpasses faith. In the end, he provided for many, an alternative philosophy of life that became life affirming. On the other end, the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche has many diversions, for a countless number of reasons. Undoubtedly, most of those in disagreement to Nietzsche’s philosophy base their objections on a misperceived threat to their unwavering doctrine of religious faith....   [tags: Philosophy, Symbols]

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Symbolic References in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- In the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, Jackson illustrates an average agricultural town that usually wouldn’t be given a second thought, but in this case the innocent appearance is holding a dark secret. Every year in the summer an annual tradition is held known as the lottery. The lottery is held in the small town in order to have a bountiful harvest. All the towns’ people gather and each head of the families must reach into an old black box to grab a white slip of paper. The lottery is then narrowed down to one family once all the white slips of paper are opened....   [tags: Symbolism, Symbols]

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Importance of Symbols

- Importance of Symbols In all novels the use of symbols are what make the story feel so real to the reader. A symbol as simple as a bird can mean so much more then what you see. Whereas a symbol as complicated as the sea, can mean so much less then what you thought. It is a person perception that brings them to the true meaning of a specific symbol. Symbols are message within a word that must be analyzed to discover. In The Awakening, Kate Chopin conveys her ideas by using carefully crafted symbols that reflect her characters' thoughts and futures....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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Use of Symbolism in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

- In the short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, once a year a person from town as to be sacrifice for a good harvest. Kids gather stones and put them in their pockets and they head towards the center of the town with the other villagers. As they gather around Mr. Summers brings a black box, in this box it is filled with many papers. Only one paper has a black dot. This dot will determine the family that would be chosen to be sacrifice. Wait I am not quite done, if a family is chosen they would have to draw again between each other to see who in the family would be stoned to death....   [tags: Symbolism, Symbols]

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Democracy and Dictatorship in Lord of the Flies by William Golding

- Lord of the flies is not just a story about boys trapped on an island; it is a story about power struggle over democracy and dictatorship in societies. They are many objects used in the novel to show dictatorship and democracy. Also, they are many situations between characters in the novel to show the power struggles between the two ideologies. Between the power struggle, characters also use these objects to control emotions and people’s decisions in the novel. People and societies give away too much power to objects and let them control their lives....   [tags: Symbols, Power]

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Symbolic Advertences in The Lottery

- In everyday life, an object can be clearly explained to the audience if the author writes a symbol to represent it. Some pictures, colors, banners, and shapes can be used as a symbol. For instance, in some parts of the world the color white can represent purity in marriage while the color black represents death or evil. Colors can also represent the mood or tone of something in stories or articles. Shapes or signs may also be used as symbols. The infinity sign can be represent as a symbol in mathematics, the infinity sign explains that the number can go on forever....   [tags: Symbolism, Symbols]

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Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton

- Down in Starkfield, Massachusetts dwells “the ruin of a man” (Wharton 3). Starkfield slowly displays itself as a sleepy town of monotony and woe with “perpetual pale skies” (Wharton 7). Stifled in a blanket of snow for more than half the year, it claims its inhabitants one by one as they slowly succumb to its hypnotic powers. One in particular suffers the most of all, Ethan Frome. His future once gleamed bright with the prospect of escaping Starkfield through the university, which he attended. He then leads a difficult life after the death of his father and leaving him with the responsibility of caring for his mother....   [tags: Ironic Symbols]

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Symbols of Fire and Ice in Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte

- Fire and Ice are the central motifs in Jane Eyre, which Bronte introduces to us to for the first time in this passage. Bronte expresses fire as an emblem of Jane's passion which is "alive, glancing, (and) devouring". Ice stiffens and restricts those it affects and throughout the novel is used in an effort to control this fire, and in this extract symbolises Mrs. Reed as she responds to Jane with coldness in an effort to control her. The result of these two opposites is an explosion of feelings, passion and power which allows the reader to see deeper into the character of Jane Eyre....   [tags: symbol, restrictions, burn]

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Symbols and Symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird - Symbols, Themes and Characters

- To Kill A Mockingbird - Symbols, Themes and Characters Now, you're probably wondering what is To Kill A Mockingbird all about. Well that is what I am going to be telling you about in this paper. You will find out that To Kill A Mockingbird is full of different themes, symbols, conflicts and many different characters. There is a theme of a coexistence of good and evil in this novel. Harper dramatizes Scout and Jem's transition from a perspective of childhood innocence. Many of the characters assume that people are good because they have never seen evil....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism Essay - Characters as Symbols in The Great Gatsby

- Characters as Symbols in The Great Gatsby     People hold different things to be symbolic. Dove and peace, a rose and love; they are simple things yet widely symbolic. Symbolism is commonly used in literature to change or deepen meanings or instill a different meaning to the mind of the readers. The reader is forced to think, make connections, and succeed in adding a new meaning to the novel. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses symbolism in the form of his characters and to develop the theme, the corruption of the American Dream....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Animal Farm: Mollie Symbolism

- “Complex political positions and events can be represented by something seemingly simple or small. Ideas can be transmitted the same way.” This is done by using symbols. George Orwell, the author of Animal Farm, used symbolism to create a novel about a simple farm run by animals that also represents the Russian Revolution of 1917. His use of symbolism was so detailed; every action represented significance of the revolution, and every character represented an important person of the revolution, such as the color red symbolizing European Revolution since 1789, and beauty in Russia....   [tags: Language, Symbols]

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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Symbolism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is filled with symbols and symbolism, which try to convey Fitzgerald's ideas to the reader. The symbols are uniquely involved in the plot of the story, which makes their implications more real. There are three major symbols that serve very important significance in the symbolism of the novel. They are "the valley of the ashes," the reality that represents the corruption in the world, the green light of Daisy's lap that Gatsby sees across the bay and lastly, the symbolism of the East Egg and West Egg or more important the east and the west of the country....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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