What type of symbolism is in the book Sula?

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There are several symbols in the novel, a major one being the birthmark over Sula 's eye.  The mark looks like a rose, but later in the novel, Nel says that the mark is getting darker, and Jude thinks it looks like a snake's head.  The mark symbolizes the element of...

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There are several symbols in the novel, a major one being the birthmark over Sula's eye.  The mark looks like a rose, but later in the novel, Nel says that the mark is getting darker, and Jude thinks it looks like a snake's head.  The mark symbolizes the element of evil that the townspeople in Medallion think Sula has.

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