Symbolism in Literature Analytical Essay by numero uno

Symbolism in Literature
An examination of symbolism in literature focusing on Nathan Hawthorne's "The House of Seven Gables".
# 5687 | 1,400 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 10, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This paper presents an investigative look at the use of symbolism in literature. Author Nathan Hawthorne used many symbolism opportunities in his works "The House of Seven Gables." The writer of this paper explores the symbolism and comments on its effectiveness.

From the Paper:

"Throughout history the authors of literary works have used symbolism to develop a story or create an understanding. Many of the classics are filled with symbolism, and it is that very symbolism that causes the story to stick in the reader's mind and heart and make the story a classic. In The House of Seven Gables the author, Nathaniel Hawthorne displayed a particularly subtle talent at lacing the story with symbolism for the reader to stumble upon in his journey. Through the use of symbols, we are given the opportunity to view many aspects of the story from a third vantage point, and one that makes it clear for us to understand. The symbolism in House of Seven Gables, works to unite the ideas and emotions that run through the book's underpinnings and brings the reader to the same mindset the author had as he penned the words. The use of symbolism in this story creates the ability to develop the character of the story itself and bring it to its three dimensional existence."

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