Why do authors use symbolism in their writing? Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas. They also an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly ; allusion. Allusions can be another form of symbolism from time to time. We can find examples of these two in The Lottery ,Harrison Bergeron and 2 B R 0 2 B .
Thomas C. Foster states in his book How to Read Literature Like a Professor, that there are three main items to understanding literature. The first item is memory; Memory helps a reader connect works of literature with other experiences as a way of possibly better understating the writing at hand. Symbolism is the second item noted by Foster. Symbolism can be used to open a readers mind to the big picture being painted. Not all works of literature are as complicated, as to where symbolism is splattered through the pages.
Before I begin discussing about the symbolism in Night, I want to point out the importance of symbolism in any form of storytelling, and even in reality. In a way, symbolism is what makes ordinary objects or symbols into meaning. Symbolism can make anything as powerful as actual words. In that sense, symbolism creates the story being read. I believe a story can become more powerful and more touching if there is a very symbolic object or symbol involved.
Symbolism is the use of symbols to portray something else in the story. The Great Gatsby uses this device very often. An example of this would be, "Involuntarily I glanced seaward-- and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. " The green light, in this case, represents a better life and/or Daisy. Gatsby is the one looking toward the green light, which is "minute and far away" to say that he craves it, but it's just out of his grasp.
Symbolism is used when one thing is meant to represent something else. In Ray Bradbury's short story, "The Fog Horn", it takes place in the Lonesome Bay from a lighthouse that is near the “mysteries of the sea”. The two protagonists that are followed in the novel are Johnny and McDunn. The antagonist that is going against the protagonists is the sea monster. According to the author of “The Fog Horn”, he’s bringing up the anticipation as it was progressing to the resolution.
However what truly made this story so great was how the writer used the literary terms of symbol, setting, and theme to convey the meaning of the story. In the story, “The Things They Carried” symbolism had a big role in how the write gave life to the story. The literary definition of symbol is: An object, person, or action that conveys two meaning. for example one of the symbols is a picture of Martha.
Symbolism is when the author uses objects to add deeper meaning to the story without mentioning it in the story. In Flannery O’Connor’s story, “Good Country People”, she uses symbolism to illustrate the antagonist and protagonist with more insight; for example, Manley’s hollow Bible signify how he really does not believe in Christianity, Hulga’s wooden leg portrayed her personality, and her name change represents how she is not the same girl she once was. First of all, the author introduces Manley Pointer as a young man that goes around homes selling Bibles, but little did she know that was not the case. When Manley Pointer goes on a date with Hulga the truth is revealed. Hulga has the impression that Manley is a young nice man that sells Bibles
Symbolism is a used in our everyday lives that appears quite often but isn't deeply thought about. The greater meaning of symbolism is using something from a phrase to an image to represent a message. We use symbolism to gain a message in life that forever stays in our hearts. In the book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, symbolism is used to awe the reader and make them think about the message being sent in the story. Encounter with the two cups
Symbolism can use an object (like a tree of birds), or art, (like Melinda’s art project or Mr. Freeman's canvas) to represent an abstract idea. Laurie Halse Anderson uses symbolism to hint at a certain mood or emotion, rather than just blatantly saying it. So, the use of symbolism is important because it helps create meaning and emotion in a story. Symbolism makes a book fun to read, the symbolism produces a thought provoking work of art and it, (like in this book), adds meaning to seemingly unrelated objects and elicits emotions in the
In fictional writing there are many important componates that contributes to it success. Such as tone, mood, and setting. Nevertheless symbolism is very also a vital aspect of fiction. Symbolism ensures that the reader looks at the deeper meanings of a piece. This could not be more evident than in the story “The Masque of the Red Death” by Edgar Allen Poe.
One example of this symbolism is the musical aspect that the author decides to include, the songs. Through the songs and the context in which they are used, the author establishes the mood, provides the reader with better
Symbolisms are commonly used by authors to emphasize a certain type of atmosphere in a novel and it also symbolizes characteristic features of characters and specific places (Your Dictionary). The use of symbolism is really important in the play A Streetcar Named Desire because every symbol the author uses has a deep meaning in the character’s feelings and also it has a deep secret that character wants to hide from others. Thus, this helps the readers to emotionally feel and also helps the readers to focus more into the play and without symbolism, is not going to be easy for readers to understand the book they are reading. The main symbolism in A Streetcar Named Desire is light bulb and the paper lantern.
Symbolism in general is the building blocks to all sources of literature and can shape a piece of writing in many ways. Symbols in general can portray what something or someone represents, giving a deeper and metaphorical meaning to a symbol. Symbolism is often used within poetry, literature, music, or even art. This is how an author conveys a different meaning to the audience. For example artists may use the color “red” not only because of the color theory, but to convey love, passion, and maybe even health.
Symbolism in literature was appeared in mid 19th century in France. It is the use of an item that causes the reader to think about what it stands for. The meaning it holds depends in the individual. Therefore, different people may have different understanding to the same