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Theatre of Dionysus

Theatre of Dionysus

By: Grace Murphy -Find the Theater of Dionysus on Amazon Symbolism and the Theater of Dionysus The Theatre of Dionysus was set in the precinct of Dionysus Eleuthereus, near the Acropolis.  Not uncommon to many theater companies today, performances were mostly presented outside, letting the audience decide to sit or stand, but around 498 B.C.E. it is thought that wooden seats were utilized. Exact formation of this type of arrangement is known today as a proscenium thrust, and can be recognized in major theaters throughout the world. The earliest asset of the Theatre of Dionysus was the orchestra, “The dancing place,” and smack dab in the middle of the orchestra, […]

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Final Fantasy IV Party Members (4)

Final Fantasy IV Party Members (4)

Find “Final Fantasy IV” on Amazon What Do the Party Members in FF IV Symbolize? Cid Pollendina: Cid symbolizes creation and advancement. In Final Fantasy IV, Cid is often creating new aircrafts to allow the party to advance further in their quest. Each time the party is stuck, Cid works hard to create a brand new aircraft or device to help them to continue. And if that aircraft is still not enough to further the advancement of the party, Cid just creates a new device to add to the aircraft to ensure it can go wherever the party needs to go. Towards the end of Final Fantasy IV, he is […]

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Hitch-Hiker-Twilight Zone 1×16

Hitch-Hiker-Twilight Zone 1×16

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon The Hitch-Hiker Meanings and Interpretations “The Hitch-Hiker” is a story about the fear of death. Throughout this entire Twilight Zone episode, Nan Adams is seen running away from a mysterious man hitchhiking. This hitchhiker is the symbol for death and he continues to follow Nan Adams through the episode as she tries to flee from him. During the opening narration of the episode, Rod Serling mentions that Nan had an accident on the road, but it is never really elaborated on. Nan first sees this hitchhiker after this accident, and the hitchhiker relentlessly follows her. When talking about the hitchhiker at the beginning […]

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Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid)

What Does Solid Snake Symbolize? Solid Snake is a symbol for the victim of war. In Metal Gear Solid, Solid Snake is shown to be a hardened soldier. Because of his time as a soldier, he seems to show little emotion and acts cold to his allies in the story. Snake is said to be a war hero from previous major accomplishments, but he refuses to take any acceptance for them. He states, “There are no heroes in war. The only heroes I know are dead or in prison. One of the other. … I’m just a man who’s good at what he does: killing.” He even says, “There’s no […]

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Anton Chekov and Symbols of Love

Anton Chekov and Symbols of Love

Find Anton Chekhov on Amazon Find the Symbolism of Love in Anton Chekhov While considered a modern playwright, Anton Chekhov’s ill health and work in the medical profession eventually lent itself to portraying the ideas of romanticism in his work. Out of all playwrights known to mankind, Chekhov is the most misunderstood, used, and abused. Every day horrific productions occur where amateur actors portray Chekhovian material as a melodrama void of any hope.  Chekhov himself often felt misunderstood by his peers and society, he thought himself to be funny, while others viewed him as dark. Chekhov’s true artistry is rooted in the fact that Chekhov genuinely cared for the people, […]

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Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Tuesday’s Gone by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Find “Tuesday’s Gone” on Amazon The Meaning Behind the song “Tuesday’s Gone” The song Tuesday’s Gone is a song of heart ache and heart break. The symbolism in Tuesday’s Gone tells of the loss of the love of a woman, specifically Tuesday. Tuesday’s Gone interpretations lead listeners to understand the writers feelings at the last of his love. Tuesday’s Gone meanings where the listeners is not just about a woman in going away. This song is deeper than just a break up. When this song was originally a written by Ronnie van Zant, Gary Robert Rossington, and Allan Collins it was meant to show a much greater tragedy. This is […]

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Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Proud Mary by Creedence Clearwater Revival

Find Proud Mary on Amazon The Meaning Behind the song “Proud Mary” The meaning of Proud Mary has often been attributed to drugs, Proud Mary being another name for marijuana. However, Proud Mary interpretation is actually more about poverty than drugs. The song is about a boy leaving the stability of a good job and going into poverty to follow his dreams. Poverty in Proud Mary is the decision of the writer, as shown in the first stanza. “Left a good job in the city, workn’ for the man ev’ry night and day. And I never lost one minute of sleepin’ worryin’’bout the way things might have been.” The writer […]

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Sign of the Horns Symbol

Sign of the Horns Symbol

Find the Sign of the Horns on Amazon What Does the Sign of the Horns Mean? The sign of the horns symbol is one of the most recognizable hand gestures in society today. To make the sign of the horns, all one needs to do is raise their index and pinkie finger, while pointing the middle and ring finger downwards. The sign of the horns may be used innocently enough, or it can be used for a darker, evil meaning. Students at the University of Texas and college football fans have become quite familiar with the sign of the horns symbol. The University of Texas’ nickname is the Longhorns, thus, […]

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Emerald City-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Emerald City-The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Find The Wizard of Oz Online When L. Frank Baum wrote his famous novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, he was writing a story that he hoped children would enjoy for ages. Unbeknownst to many, however, he was also writing a carefully-coded political allegory, in which nearly every character, event, and object is representative of something from the American political landscape at the time. In fact, Baum gave the Emerald City meaning by having it represent the greenback. These days, “greenback” is common slang for a dollar bill. At the end of the 19th Century, though, the greenback represented something else entirely. Towards the end of the 1800s, the Populist […]

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Silver Shoes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Silver Shoes from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Find The Wizard of Oz Online Many children not only know, but have grown up with the timeless classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Published in 1900 and written by L. Frank Baum, the novel is arguably one of the most beloved fairy tales of all time. What’s interesting, however, is that it’s also a thinly-veiled political satire, in which just about every significant object, event, or character represents something that was happening in the real world at the time the novel was written. Specifically, Baum was heavily believed to have been writing about the Populist currency debate that was more or less dominating the political landscape at the time. […]

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