'A symbol is a person, place, or thing, or an event that stands for itself and for something beyond itself as well. What do you think the abalone shells symbolize or represent? Consider how the narrator describes the outside of the shell as well as the shell's interior. Discuss the symbolism of shells and use examples from the selection to support your ideas.' - From Abalone, Abalone, Abalone
I read all the links writeacher gave me this morning and I think the shells symbolize peace in nature.? or something alomg those lines..is that alright?
Literature - mysterychicken, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 3:34pm
I have no idea who Dawn is and where that passage came from bob...i was given a small part from Abalone, Abalone, Abalone, by Toshio Mori...That has Mr.Abe and a narrator in it, but no Dawn..
Literature - bobpursley, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 3:42pm
OK, not knowing the small part of the story you were given, I can't really answer. It might be a symbol of peace in nature, but I suspect describing the outside of the shell, then the beauty of the inside, points to something in us. Reread the passage you were given, and go with it.
Literature - mysterychicken, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 3:43pm