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In the short story "The White Heron" by Sarah Orne Jewett, the hunter symbolizes the invasion of civilization and technology. He, in a way, represents the “the great red-faced boy who used to chase and frighten her” in the town. He is symbolic of the town and the townspeople that Sylvia has left behind.
In the beginning of the story, Sylvia perceives him as the enemy when she hears his whistle and is immediately aware that it is not friendly like a bird's whistle but aggressive like a man's. She is quite alarmed when the hunter tries to talk to her and fears how her grandmother is going to react once she takes him home. The lines "Sylvia was more alarmed than before. Would not her grandmother consider her much to blame? But who could have foreseen such an accident as this? It did not seem to be her fault, and she hung her head as if the stem of it were broken, but managed to answer "Sylvy," with much effort when her companion again asked her name. " aptly describe how she feels at this point.
The hunter carries a gun and talks about killing birds and then stuffing and preserving them in order to add them to his huge collection of birds. Sylvia instinctively perceives him as a threat to nature. His mere presence threatened the safety of the birds in their wild habitat.
In the end, Sylvia chooses her love for nature over the lure of money and human companionship and does not reveal the location of the white heron to the hunter.
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In the short story, the quilt symbolizes heritage and communal bonding. The quilts were made from old used clothing of family members by generations. These old clothing were sewn into a unique and creative quilt for the family members. Dee had thought that the quilt only refers to remembering their heritage because of the cloth used for the quilt. Dee failed to see the communal bond that each woman in their family had spent on making the quilts. Quilts were important during the world war era. Many families could not afford to but quilts. Instead of buying, they started making them for their family members.
In Alice Walker's short story, "Everyday Use", the quilts symbolize the African-American culture that Mama embraces and Wangeroo (Dee) attempts to reject of trivialize. Wangeroo is appalled that Mama would give Maggie the quilts, because Maggie would put them to "everyday use" instead of treating them as artifacts from a bygone age. The quilts help illustrate the schism between Mama and Wangeroo, and their opposed ideas about heritage -- or Mama, the quilts symbolize family unity and shared history; for Wangeroo, the quilts symbolize a past of slavery and oppression, objects to be put on display. When Mama gives the quilts to Maggie, it is a rejection of Wangeroo's attitude toward their shared heritage, but it is also a symbolic act -- the quilts, as symbols of family unity and history, are Maggie's birthright