Giovanni's Room Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
A Brief Note on Symbols in Realistic Fiction
In short, there are not a lot of symbols in realist fiction, especially in character driven realist fiction told by a first person narrator. One of the assumptions of the realist novelist is that s...
Renovating Giovanni's Room
In "What's Up With the Title?" we discuss how Giovanni's Room comes to serve as an embodied metaphor. What we mean is that any symbolic value the room takes on is linked to the fact that it is a re...
American, Born and Bred
When David first leaves Brooklyn, he says,Perhaps, as we say in America, I wanted to find myself. This is an interesting phrase, not current as far as I know in the language of any other people, wh...
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