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But symbols , if they are successful , transcend what we may call their prose
translations . ... It is an index of Godwin ' s successful use of symbol that the
reader today , even though he knows the connection between the novel and
In Dombey and Son , the symbol of money power is Mr . Dombey himself , to
whose pride of position as the British merchant everything must be sacrificed -
affections , wife , children . The money power he represents drags classes higher
, as ...
Mrs . Moore seems to me a wholly successful symbol . What she means cannot
be paraphrased , though one might make many guesses about her significance .
She is among other things obviously a Magna Mater figure , older than English ...
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THE FIRST GENERA
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
THE LATER VICTORIANS
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