Analysis Of The Essay 'Is That A Symbol?' By Thomas Foster

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Thomas Foster, in his essay “Is That a Symbol?,” suggests that every concrete object in a piece of literature can be a symbol. Foster supports his claim by describing a scenario and pointing out objects that are symbols. His purpose is to further inform students on what a symbol is in order to help them better understand pieces of literature and their many meanings. Foster establishes a formal but humorous tone with his intended audience for this essay which includes students from various levels of education, middle school and up. Based on my original claim, this essay will help me to further explain my symbols and why they are significant to the story.
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