Date of Award

5-2014

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis

Department

English

First Advisor

Andrew Milward, M.F.A.

Advisor Department

English

Abstract

The writing of fiction is one of the most popular and enjoyable modes of self-expression; not only does it give the writer the freedom to indulge her imagination, but also allows her a particular insight into her own patterns of thought. This form of introspection is especially important to the symbolist, who hopes to convey psychological human truths through the use of symbols. Traditionally, the intentional use of symbolism is frowned upon in fiction writing, as it is seen as distracting from conveying human truth. However, this study hopes to prove through both literary review and the practice of fiction writing that such truths are best examined through the veil of symbols.

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Fiction Commons

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