عنوان مقاله [English]
Symbolism is one of the practical ways of transferring concepts which plays an important role in educating children. This method is effective because for communicating concepts to the minds of children, we need to simplify and visualize abstract ideas. The use of symbols to present themes of resistance is abundantly seen in children’s literature, especially in the selected works of the present study, including “My Name Is Plaque,” “The Wooden Trench,” “My Name Is Bulwark,” “I Am a Dandelion,” “Mr. Writer and the Wolf and Yeanling,” “Father’s Red Pen,” “A World of Butterflies,” “The Green Prayer Rug,” and “The Fish Are Alive in Water.” The criterion for choosing these stories is the likeliness of the presence of symbolic notions and characters. The research concludes that the symbolic nature of the selected stories is one of their most prominent features, with the symbolic characters of these stories having a considerable frequency and abundance, indicating the significance and effective function of symbolic characters in communicating Sacred Defense Literature concepts to the minds of the target audience.