Symbolism Essay | Symbolism: The Common Feature for Uncommon Literature

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Symbolism: The Common Feature for Uncommon Literature

Summary: Although William Golding wrote Lord of the Flies for a European audience and Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote The Scarlet Letter for an American audience, both works of literature contain a common feature found in many novels; symbolism. Both novels portray similar themes through similar symbolism, using symbols such as the forest, society, and characters as Christ figures. This essay describes how both authors achieved this task.
Uncommon, classic, and most of all, beloved works of literature such as Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, contain the common feature of symbolism. Although some readers and critics over-analyze the use of symbolism in these novels, both Golding and Hawthorne create a tapestry of symbolism which contains vibrant colors of love, hate, safety, authority, and society, all of which are represented in some way throughout the story. Not only did these authors develop a meaning for something as simple as a sea shell representing leadership and order or the forest representing safety from the watchful eyes of villagers, but they also created characters who represented something more than themselves. Both authors creatively and intricately weave together a story with a cast full of symbols and hidden ironies.

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