SYMBOLISM AND MOTIF THESAURUS

RECOGNITION



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HELPFUL TIP:

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:
A wolf lying down to show submission to another
Chimpanzees falling in line behind the alpha
Lions allowing the pride leader to eat first
The deference shown to a silverback gorilla by others in the family

IN SOCIETY:
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EXAMPLE(S) FROM FILM:
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