Everyday Use, Three Cups of Tea, The Way to Rainy Mountain, No Signpost in the Sea, The Loons
Advanced English constitutes the key course among all others for English majors inside China. It features classic works with a large vocabulary, complex sentence structures, and profound themes. Therefore, it is designed to comprehend the full meaning, style, and taste of the original text. If we take a whole view of these two books, the number of texts with symbolism amounts to a certain proportion (1/6), that is, (1) Everyday Use; (2) Three Cups of Tea; (3) The Way to Rainy Mountain; (4) No Signpost in the Sea (Book I); and (5) The Loons (Book II). Seemingly scattered and separated, these essays have one thing in common: symbolism. They all employ ultimate symbolism to highlight cultural messages and emphasize themes of each story. Consequently, this thesis attempts to detail the use of symbolism and its profound meaning in each text; further illustrate relative cultural messages delivered by authors and enhance these exotic cultural awareness in matters of cross-cultural communication.