Reflect on Learning. Give the definition of symbol and provide an example from Tom Finder . Allusion.
Give the definition of symbol and provide an example from Tom Finder.
Making a brief reference to a historical or literary figure, event or object that the audience would respect and have knowledge of, thus brining respect to the writing for using the reference. Common allusions include Biblical, literary, and mythological.
Mozart’s, The Magic Flute
“The prince is lost, he is attacked by a dragon, witches come…The Queen of the Night begs him to find her daughter…He is given a golden flute that helps him through ordeals…The maiden loves the prince and weeps and sighs for him…The prince must prove himself worthy, passing tests of fire and water, tests of courage and love…At least the sorcerer gives the maiden to the prince to be his love…” (Pg. 121)
What are similarities between The Magic Flute and the events in Tom’s life?
“There is a large cast of characters including the Queen of the Night, and her daughter, the beautiful and courageous Pamina. There is the handsome hero, Tamino, on a road trip, and his friend, the bird seller, Papageno. Papageno ultimately finds his Papagena, Tamino ultimately wins Pamina.”
Tamino, the bird seller
Look closely at the names and try to match them to characters in Tom Finder.
“Youth, do you believe in the tongue’s game? - Act 1 scene 15” (Pg. 104)