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what does the phoenix mean?

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mskalimarie | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 14, 2011 at 10:49 AM via web

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what does the phoenix mean?

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matt-oh | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted August 14, 2011 at 11:19 AM (Answer #1)

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It is a metaphor for the rebirth of society after the war had destroyed all the cities at the end of the book.

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funny88 | Student | Honors

Posted August 22, 2011 at 7:52 AM (Answer #2)

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The pheonix is basically a symbal for the city. The mythical creature dies, and is reborn. All generations come to an end by: war, floods, forest fires, etc. The point is that they are reborn, and they have to learn from their mistakes to have a sucsessful society.

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