Articles for tag: Ishmael, Moby, Moby Dick, Symbolic

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The Whiteness of Moby Dick

The white whale at the center of Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby-Dick is often considered to be one of the most symbolic characters in all of American literature. In part, this is because not only can the white whale mean many different things to each reader, but because it also is explicitly delineated as meaning different ...

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Symbolic Overtones in Poe’s The Masque of the Red Death

The Red Death was a devastating disease which overpowered its victims within thirty minutes. The disease caused bleeding from ones pores, dizziness, sharp pains, and red patches upon the body. After approximately half of Prince Prospero’s court had been diminished by the Red Death, Prince Prospero sought seclusion with 1,000 of his friends, in hopes ...

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The Symbolic Qualities of Different Varities of Trees

Every day we pass by signs and meanings that go unnoticed. This is a compiled list of twenty four trees and the meanings associated with them. 1. Apple Tree The Apple Tree is symbolic of magic, youth,beauty, and happiness. It serves as a reminder to savor our childhood and to always remain a child at ...

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The Symbolic Meaning of Roses

Roses are a well known symbol of love and have been since the earliest days of their existence. Flower symbolism dates back past the Victorian era when it was common practice to use the flowers and their subdued meanings to get a point across that could not or would not be allowed to be said ...

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Spiritual Meanings of Flowers: An Alphabetical Guide

This article provides a list of twenty frequently seen flowers. It explores the spiritual meanings behind them, the reminders that they serve for us and the lessons we can learn from them. 1. Baby’s Breath This flower is symbolic of modesty and sweet beauty. It brings to the forefront of our minds to remain humble ...

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Symbolism of Birds: What the Bird Flying Overhead Says About You

Have you ever noticed a particular bird always being around you? If so, the meaning behind this bird could have a drastic affect on your life. 1. Blackbird The blackbird is symbolic of omens and mysticism as well as the color of fear and promise. It is a reminder to look outside of ourselves for ...

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Irony and Symbol

Two additional facets of fictional works are irony and symbol. While not as pervasive as elements such as plot and character, irony and symbol are tremendously important. Both allow writers to compress a great deal of meaning into a brief space. Both require our deliberation of we are to appreciate and enjoy their full range ...

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Symbolic Interactionism and Marriage

The topic of same sex marriage in the U.S. has sparked up political and social controversy during the past few years. Related information from the General Social Survey database shows people’s attitudes towards same sex marriage. The question from the survey asked “Should homosexuals have the right to marry?” Respondents answers were categorized from: strongly ...