Meanings Signs & Symbols

1. Please describe three examples of symbols you encounter in your life.
2. Please describe two possible meanings of the green light at the end of Daisy's dock in The Great Gatsby.
3. What are some ways people are similar to animals?
4. What is the one major way people are different from every other animal, including other hominid species?
5. How does telling stories -- and inventing symbols -- empower people to organize in large numbers?

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QUESTIONS: 1. What is the difference between a sign and a symbol? 2. What are the three elements of the symbolic relationship (the "blue triangle of meaning")? 3. Is a word a sign or a symbol? Why? 4. Describe one natural sign that you've seen in the world. 5. Describe one symbol you've seen in the world. What (referent) did it stand for? How did you know what it meant?

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