Unit 6 db: the symbols of your life

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Initial response: Walker, Henry, and Jacobs provide stories that surround symbols that are life-changing for the protagonist. In a well-constructed response that is at least two paragraphs, please answer the following prompt:

 https://americanliterature.com/author/o-henry/short-story/the-gift-of-the-magi 

 https://americanliterature.com/author/w-w-jacobs/short-story/the-monkeys-paw 

  • Choose two of the stories and write a comparison of the symbols in the stories:
    • What do each of the symbols represent? 
    • Is the symbolism directly or indirectly conveyed to the reader?
    • How do each of the symbols affect the tone/theme of the story?
    • Use cited text examples to support your analysis
    • Introduce an explanation of a symbol that would be present in your life story. You can attach a picture of your symbol (an example of this might be a baby blanket from your childhood, or a baseball from your first game). Explain how this symbol represents you