The Great Stone Face (BookRags) Symbols & Objects

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The Great Stone Face

The Great Stone Face symbolizes fulfillment derived from kindness, sympathy, and reverence for nature. Ernest is fascinated with the Great Stone Face and studies it often, as he perceives its features to be imbued with an expression of profound sympathy, serenity, and virtue. Additionally, the Great Stone Face is, in a way, a synthesis of humanity and nature, which highlights the story’s general reverence for both nature and human life.

Mr. Gathergold’s Wealth

Mr. Gathergold’s wealth symbolizes avarice and self-interest. At first, the people of the valley believe that Gathergold may be the man of the prophecy, as he is a highly wealthy and successful merchant renowned for his monetary fortune. However, Ernest ultimately recognizes that Gathergold’s expression and personality are governed primarily by greed, rather than by the kindness and beneficence that seem to define the Great Stone...

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