Literature has always been a reflection of life; it imaginably echoes the social events, and offers pleasure to the readers. In other words, the author’s life is reflected via writing strategies and by means of the literary devices used by him/herself which is obviously correct to Ernest Hemingway. His short story narrates his trips, his real situations and his true relationship with others. It is said that he takes much of his story life to his stories. Besides, the combinations of insightful contractions, artistic gadgets and procedures that give various ways with making an exceptional scholarly work are taken full of use so that the complex framework out of a specific piece of composing is upgraded.
Literature generally gives pleasure to readers at the same time, it reflects the human lives and the society with its characteristics. In order to manage with different motifs and subjects, writers use vivid styles, literary devices and linguistics strategies. Literature has its effective ways of transferring the deep meanings and understanding of humanity. Obviously, symbolism requires the use of a symbol. A symbol is a common object that represents meaning
Symbolism is defined as one of the common and effective literary devices which has been applied in literature for centuries so as that:
(1) author can present an object as having significance beyond its literal meaning;
(2) author can add extra dimensions to his writing/ convey deeper meanings in the story;
(3) readers have opportunity to look between the lines of the story and apply other elements that may or may not be interpretive
This technique has a considerate influence in coeval literature among numerous writers in nineteenth century. Ernest Hemingway is a major model of that era which I have determined to analyze his masterpiece Cat in the Rain. The striking title of the story which comprises an element of nature (Rain) and an animal (Cat), in addition to Hemingway’s imagery and subtlety convey to the reader another abstract situation. The research’s framework is structured to tackle the role of symbolism of the aesthetic aspect of the story and its importance in interpreting distinct meanings.
Symbolism in literature has the role of teaching a moral, enhancing understanding of a story and/or revealing the true meaning behind the plot or a character. Then, among literary devices, symbols grab the attention of the readers, because of its ability to broad the thinking capacity of the people. For example, a common symbol in literature is the color of black. Black often represents darkness or night. It may also symbolize evil or something bad. Thus, the symbol of black must be interpreted within the context of the story and in light of what the author may be trying to represent with his or her use of the color.