How can weather be symbolic in literature? How can it serve as a plot device and what are some of the common “meanings” of various types of weather?
What are the reasons Foster provides that lead him to believe that most writers do not accidentally create symbols, allusions, and patterns we find when we read critically?
Whether we believe a writer intended to do something or not, what’s the benefit of noticing that it happened anyway?
Why does violence occur in literature and what are the two categories of violence in literature? What questions should a reader ask about the violence found in a piece of literature?
What impacts a readers’ understanding of symbolic meaning? How should a reader approach symbolism in a text?