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Symbolism for 19 Points

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AS and A Level General Studies

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Kayla Gilbert

Mr. Bain

EAE 3U1

28 September 2009

Symbolism for 19 Points

What happens when you hate your wife and you leave her fate in the hands of a game? Imaginative, unexpected, funny and intriguing, Death by Scrabble is appreciated by many readers. Charlie Fish, the author of this short story, uses symbolism to explain a couple's love statue through a game of scrabble. The story takes place in the couple's house, while a husband expresses the profound hatred he has for his wife. Although scrabble is usually am amusing game, in this story the game becomes reality. Death by Scrabble is seen as being very symbolic through things, actions and words.

First of all, the board game and the game tiles are both examples of symbolic things used in this short story. Scrabble represents marriage. Nevertheless, this particular game is uninteresting and slow, which probably reflects the couple's relationship. This first symbol can already foreshadow a divorce. The two main characters seem to hate each other. The husband reveals his thoughts that are reflecting his hatred and willingness to kill his wife. They play a game to try and

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