Well done guys! I'm very happy with the response for topic one. There are a lot of well-expressed comments which I am very glad to read.
Now we will go to Topic Two. Please respond using the experience you have had so far reading literary texts.
Symbolism is sometimes central in a story. It can appear in the title of the story, or in a form of an object in the story, or through names of characters. Settings can be symbolic too. In NOT LESS than 50 words, share with us your experience with the use of symbols in anything at all that you have read. Can the story do without the use of that particular symbol?
Please have your response written in the comment box BY Sunday the 6th of September 2009.
I look forward to reading your responses.