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2nd exam AnsB - Avishkumar Patel Prof Jonna Semeiks Eng 7...

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Avishkumar Patel Prof. Jonna Semeiks Eng 7 14 April, 2009 Essay B: Six symbols used in the Confessions, in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and in the Inferno. St. Augustine’s Confessions is a spiritualistic story that includes philosophical knowledge. On the other hand Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an adventurous story. Dante’s Inferno is a story of the world after death. Each of the quests is very interesting, which makes readers lost in an entirely different world. However, to understand these stories we have to interpret many symbols used in each story to represent other different significant features. All symbolized things are used by the writer, in such a way that it communicates certain concepts in the story. St. Augustine’s Confessions is a story, which needs more philosophical understanding. Once Augustine was on the way to deliver an important speech and he was miserably nervous about his performance. While on the way, Augustine saw a beggar who was very happy in his drunken nature. This incident shows that though Augustine achieved more things than a drunken, happy beggar, Augustine was worried about his materialistic happiness and the beggar, who has not achieved anything, did not care for the materialistic world and was enjoying spiritual happiness. It also shows that to gain non-
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