A Brief Analysis of Symbolism in Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book

Xuan GUO


In Kingston’s novel TM, the development of the plot or the thematic development is not explicit but implicit, which is tinted with unique postmodern colors. Readers can’t directly find out the answers that what they want to know, since these messages are not simply printed on the pages but hidden behind the author’s deliberate design, special layout, and unique stylistic skills, etc. The utilization of figures of speech also conceals Kingston’s unique stylistic writing specialty. In next part, through the shallow analysis of her choices of symbolism, we can partially touch on their functions in revealing the process of the developmental plot and the thematic development of the novel.


Figures of Speech, Symbolism, Style.


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