Symbolism

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Hidden MeaningsPlay
Understand that objects, characters or colors in a story may have deeper meanings related to their symbolism. SlideThe 'chains' in the story symbolize the character's struggle for freedom.
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Cultural VariancePlay
Remember, the same symbol can have different meanings in different cultures. SlideWhile white symbolizes purity in some cultures, it can symbolize mourning in others.
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Universal SymbolsPlay
Some symbols have universal meanings across many cultures, such as the heart as love. SlideThe heart symbolizing love appeared in both ancient Egyptian and modern Western art.