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Symbolism in Chanda's Secrets
In the book Chanda's Secrets the author, Allan Stratton, uses symbolism in many different ways. It is hard to catch when you first read it, but when you think about it, you realize that in fact, it is symbolism. Symbolism is defined as representing things by symbols, or things with a symbolic meaning. A symbol is an object, picture or a particular mark which represents something by association or resemblance. For example the symbol for the disease AIDS is a red ribbon.
In Chanda's Secrets I found some symbolism. In the book when Esther is with men, Chanda or Esther don't mention exactly what she did with the tourists but the way they both act, you understand what happened. Another example would be the stork that Chanda sees when she's outside at night. This gives Chanda hope, that her Mama will be okay and return home. One more example would be when Jonah was found dead in the well, Chanda realizes that this may not be a suicide, but a murder.
Symbolism I find is a good thing to put in a book, because then when you read it it feels more meaningful. In the book I find that the symbolism made it easier to read.
Article posted March 29, 2009 at 10:10 AM •
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