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THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SYMBOLS IN THE ENGLISH PATIENT: AN ESSAY

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Author(s): Prof. Ms. Maria Cristina Duarte Guedes Bessa Lima

Journal: Lumen et Virtus
ISSN 2177-2789

Volume: I;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 230;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: water | wind | fire | the desert | symbolic meaning

ABSTRACT
Water, wind, fire and the desert are recurrent symbols on the novel The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje. As these symbols are direct or indirectly linked to almost all the characters and situations, this essay aims to demonstrate that the knowledge of their meaning enlightens the reading and the understanding of the text.
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