An excellent and well thought out article on symbolism in your writing!
by Millie Ho
Netflix’s Luke Cage was an entertaining series, and it also helped me understand how to write better symbolism.
Here’s a summary of my talking points.
AVOID USING SUPERFICIAL SYMBOLISM
In school, I was taught to reference existing works or mythologies if I was writing symbolism. For example, a guy who was strong would be given the name Hercules. Or I would use colours to represent different character attributes. Green was the colour of greed, so a character who was greedy would carry a green purse, which became a symbol.
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