Symbol Essay Examples

Misinterpretation of Symbols

Now days people tend to have a fashion use for certain symbols such as the heart, cross, peace sign, etc. without taking in consideration that it might offend others. Symbols are used worldwide to represent many things like religion and emotions, but we have to keep in mind that some symbols look or are the… View Article

“Cat in the Rain” Interpretation

Topic: The symbol “cat” in “Cat in the rain” (Ernest Hemingway) In many of his stories, Ernest Hemingway used symbols to express the profound meaning of those stories. In “Cat in the rain”, the poor kitty is the main symbol since it expresses much about the theme of the story. In my opinion, the cat… View Article

The Snows Of Kilimanjaro: An Alternate Leopard Symbol

Much debate persists over how to interpret the leopard and mountain imagery in Hemingway’s “The Snows Of Kilimanjaro”–and it is often accepted that some specific symbolism must have been intended by the writer—for the epigraph feels contrived. The leopard and the mountain are considered to have direct meaning in Harry’s life—if not also in Hemingway’s… View Article

Lord of the Flies: Symbols And Conflicts

In Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding, deals a lot with characterization. Each character symbolizes certain personality traits. Ralph, Jack and Simon and their symbolic importance are characters with the most symbolism for their characters. Ralph, the impression of being a tall boy with fair hair, was chosen as the chief by the… View Article

A Lesson Before Dying: an Examination of a Prodigious Storyteller

A good novel entertains the reader. An excellent novel entertains and enlightens the reader. Set in a Cajun community in the late 1940’s, A Lesson Before Dying is a heart-warming tale of injustice, acceptance and redemption. A Lesson Before Dying by Earnest J. Gaines is an excellent novel. Not only does Gaines inform the reader,… View Article

Babette’s Feast and the Power of Art

When all deadlines are met and time is out in my favor, one can usually find me sitting comfortably on the couch with a bowl of popcorn on one hand and a remote control on the other. Watching movies has always been one of my favorite leisure. Although I try to see films from different… View Article

Charm bracelet

My charm bracelet is a symbol of me and everything I stand for. It is a chain bracelet with many different charms. Each charm symbolizes an event or an item that makes me who I am. My turtle charm represents my speed. My life has always been at a slow pace, never have I been… View Article

Symbol Definition

A symbol is something that stand for itself and something else. For example, in the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst, the scarlet ibis’s life is a symbol for doodle’s life. The lives of Doodle and the Scarlet Ibis are symbolic due to the fact that they are both red, they’re both weak,… View Article

Sula by Toni Morrison

In the novel Sula by Toni Morrison symbols are used in different ways and different contexts to suggest and represent something about the characters and theme. Throughout the novel the reader is introduced to different characters that all share the same neighborhood (the bottom). Throughout the novel Toni Morrison uses different symbols to suggest ideas… View Article

Ying Yang Symbol

The Yin Yang symbol also commonly referred to as the Tai-Chi symbol is easily thought of in today’s popular culture as a reference to the Sun (yang) the moon (yin) and the universe. Allen Tsai’s article provides some insight into the origins of the symbol itself, the meaning behind the curvature of the symbol, and… View Article

“Night” by Eliezer Wiesel

In the book Night by Eliezer Wiesel there were two major literary devices that were used, symbolism, and irony. Wiesel litters Night with recognizable symbols such as night, fire, and music so readers can relate to the book. Night was a huge symbol in the book, because any traumatic experience Wiesel went through was during… View Article

A Significant Symbol in U.S. Contemporary History

The statement above is just one of the several famous and affecting quotes from a former president of the United States of America, Dwight David Eisenhower. In this short and concise statement, his general principles, beliefs, and ideologies may be observed. This man with a huge heart for peace and humanity has been perceived by… View Article

“The Storm” Kate Chopin English Essay

In Kate Chopin’s “The Storm”, the protagonist Calixta and her ex-boyfriend Alcée find themselves alone in a house during a storm. During this time, their desires surface and they commit adultery. Chopin uses symbolism in order to show their feelings throughout the story. These symbols include the town Assumption and the color white. However, the… View Article

Symbols and Allegory in Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘The Raven’

The word “gothic” evokes feelings of doom, depression, death and decay. It suggests old extravagant cathedrals and falling down buildings. “Gothic” also suggests doomed relationships and lost loved ones. Gothic literature is meant to scare readers as well as to remind readers of their own darkness, of the darkness that they are capable of being…. View Article

The Century Quilt Analysis

Waniek’s “The Century Quilt” not only illustrates the importance that her Meema’s quilt had in her life but also represents her family, specifically her grandmother. Through many literary devices such as vivid imagery, symbolism, and structure, the author is able to create not only a reminiscent tone, but also depict how Waniek is hopeful for… View Article