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Do Authors Intend to Create Symbols and Themes in their Work?
When Samuel Beckett was asked what "Waiting for Godot" really meant, he waved a hand and said it was merely a play about two men waiting. But it is clearly so much more. Or is it? Do we over-analyze authors’ simple ideas or do they purposefully sneak in symbols and themes for readers to uncover?