Symbolism In The Scarlet Ibis And The Silver Wind By James Hurst

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Every day, individuals see symbols that represent ideas or qualities, this is called symbolism. In “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst and “The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind” by Ray Bradbury symbolism is used covey powerful messages throughout the story. In “The Scarlet Ibis” a young boy with disabilities is called an embarassment, and is told he would never be able to walk. When one day his brother builds determination to teach him, he is pushed too long and hard which leads to a fatal end. In “The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind”, the short story is an allegory about the Soviet Union and China fighting each other, and constantly trying to out due another. In the end, both countries realize that it's easier to work as one then to fight. “ The Scarlet Ibis” and The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind” are both short stories that are similar because they both use symbolism is ways to make a message to the reader. …show more content…

Throughout out the story there are many examples using symbolism. For example Hurts states “The rain was coming, roaring through the pines, and like a bursting Roman candle, a gum tree ahead of us was shattered by a bolt of lightning” (Page 394). The weather represents the mood, dark and gloomy, symbolising something bad is about to happen. Also the bird, the Scarlet Ibis symbolizes Doodle because they both travel long journeys, Doodles being pushed to walk, which he thought he would never do, but those journeys lead to death, because they were both pushed too

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