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03-05-2011, 11:10 AM
RE: How do you read?
(02-05-2011 07:47 PM)Green Wrote:  
(02-05-2011 06:24 PM)sy2502 Wrote:  I always wondered how much of the supposed symbolism was intentional by the author, and how much was never intended, but is read into the work afterwards, by critics and teachers.

I'm sure a lot of symbolism is intentional, I mean you don't write a character's death as a crucifixion in this day and age without attempting to invoke religious imagery for example. Beyond that, literature belongs to the public not to the author. If you can find Christian undertones in a book and use evidence from within the work to support your find then it's there whether the author intended or not. I don't think it makes the work any less valid if it's unintentionally brilliant, it adds to the magic really Tongue
Well, it's pretty obvious that some symbols are placed there intentionally. But I remember being in classes that analyzed books to death, every single word have 2, 3, 4 meanings, and I often felt it was forced and artificial. Come on, did the author really have a full agenda behind choosing one word over another? Maybe, but then maybe not...

English is not my first language. If you think I am being mean, ask me. It could be just a wording problem.
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How do you read? - Dregs - 31-01-2011, 12:27 PM
RE: How do you read? - AnthraxFan93 - 31-01-2011, 12:53 PM
RE: How do you read? - Kikko - 31-01-2011, 01:08 PM
RE: How do you read? - Dregs - 31-01-2011, 01:09 PM
RE: How do you read? - gaglamesh731 - 31-01-2011, 02:45 PM
RE: How do you read? - No J. - 31-01-2011, 09:34 PM
RE: How do you read? - Redshirt - 31-01-2011, 09:55 PM
RE: How do you read? - TheSelfishGene - 01-02-2011, 10:20 AM
RE: How do you read? - AnthraxFan93 - 04-02-2011, 01:17 PM
RE: How do you read? - No J. - 04-02-2011, 06:53 PM
RE: How do you read? - riggbeck - 31-03-2011, 11:22 AM
RE: How do you read? - Green - 31-03-2011, 01:14 PM
RE: How do you read? - riggbeck - 01-04-2011, 06:50 PM
RE: How do you read? - SecularStudent - 07-04-2011, 04:51 PM
RE: How do you read? - riggbeck - 08-04-2011, 07:21 AM
RE: How do you read? - SecularStudent - 09-04-2011, 09:12 AM
RE: How do you read? - riggbeck - 09-04-2011, 10:51 AM
RE: How do you read? - SecularStudent - 13-04-2011, 08:50 AM
RE: How do you read? - sy2502 - 02-05-2011, 06:24 PM
RE: How do you read? - Green - 02-05-2011, 07:47 PM
RE: How do you read? - sy2502 - 03-05-2011 11:10 AM
RE: How do you read? - Bezo - 08-05-2011, 03:05 PM

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