Language and Symbolism

Language and Symbolism

Language elucidates shared meaning. It is tool that helps us communicate our internal experiences with others. We admonish our pets when they’ve taken a risk, or whisper lullabies to the howling winds, but words never do quite suffice in capturing the essence of what we mean. Similar to Plato’s musings on forms, Virginia Wolf hints that words are not as True as the ideas or feelings that they intend to represent.

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