SYMBOLISM AND MOTIF THESAURUS

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Symbolism is something that many readers recognize on either a conscious or subconscious level; including it adds a layer of richness to the story. Think about how you can add specific motifs or symbols to your setting that will reinforce the symbolism you are trying to convey. Additionally, symbols woven into the description of your scene can help reinforce your character's emotions and mood. In this way, you’ll be able to do more with less.
IN NATURE:
An upstart in a pack challenging the alpha
Animal young snapping at their mothers
A young tree crowding an established one
A youngling ignoring its mother's call
An animal leaving its pack or herd
A bird staying behind when the others migrate
A lone migrating bird
A tree dropping its leaves early
A fruit tree that won't bear fruit

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EXAMPLE(S) FROM FILM:
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