The Secret Lion: Symbolism To Reinforce The Theme

In the story “The Secret Lion” the author Alberto Alvaro Ri’os , uses symbolism to reinforce and illuminate the theme. The key symbols in this story reinforce its central theme: that change is unstoppable, and that change is always accompanied by loss. Alberto Alvaro Ri’os uses a lion to represent the change ; which is moving from innocence to experience, from childhood to adulthood. Its considered a secret lion because nobody notices it, and once they do its to late because the change has already taken place. He also uses a golf course in his story. The golf course represents or symbolizes Heaven. To the boys the golf course is heaven, it is green and carefully cared for, ...

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fur is not around Miss Brill’s neck it is kept in a box. One day she took the fur out of the box, placed it around her neck and went to the park. As she sat on the bench and watched the people as she always had, a couple sat down on her bench. The young girl kept saying “ no not now, not here I cant”. The boy said “ But why? because of that stupid old thing at the end”. Miss Brill went home to her little dark room- like a cupboard, she unclasped the necklet of the fur in placed it ...

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Added: 6/14/2005 12:13:38 PM
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