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Symbolism in Winesburg, Ohio

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DOI: 10.25236/icemet.2017.010


Yang Zhao

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Yang Zhao


Sherwood Anderson is a special literary figure in American literature. His works, especially his short stories, have attracted generations of readers. Winesburg, Ohio is one of well-known works of Sherwood Anderson. It uses symbolism many times to write the industrialized and mechanical civilization, which gradually become dominated all social forces and period changes. In this situation people's spiritual, moral change and performance curb the trend of industrial society split by the self and the distortion of human nature, and suffer setbacks instinct, exposing the industrial civilization of the human devastation in capitalist society.


Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, Grotesque.