Examine the use of symbols in Pirandello's "War."

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One significant symbol in "War " is the second class railway car that serves as the setting for the story.  It is significant because all of the travellers are thrown into this car, with varying experiences.  The reality that unifies them all is how the war has impacted them. The war cuts across class lines on one level.  Yet, on another level, it becomes clear that the "second- class" element signifies that the poor have suffered more in this war.  The stories that emerge regarding children's...

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