Symbolism in "The Red Pony," by John Steinbeck Analytical Essay

Symbolism in "The Red Pony," by John Steinbeck
Discusses the use of symbolism and imagery to portray Steinbeck's idea of life being a cycle.
# 3066 | 1,430 words | 0 sources | 2001 | US
Published on Sep 22, 2003 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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This essay discusses the use of symbolism in the Steinbeck's novel, "The Red Pony." It looks at the book's message of the cyclical nature of life and gives a complete analysis of the symbols, imagery, and devices that Steinbeck uses.

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"The Read Pony, by John Steinback describes four events in the life of a young boy named Jody. Through these events, Steinback is able to present to his readers and contemporaries his main theme: life and its cyclical nature. Stienback wrote this book using intense symbolism to promote his view and to enhance ours. He presents secondary themes that are apart of the life: discipline and maturity, as well."

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