Gran-Da's Flag In Old Glory

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Gran-da’s Flag In the story, Old Glory, by Bruce Coville, Donald is a boy who lives in the US. But when he hears about Gran-da’s embarrassing and crazy ideas, he faces a problem against the SOS law. Stricken with fear and worry Donald decides to call his Uncle to step in. Bruce Coville uses many literary elements in the story such as symbolism, character development, and the recurring concept of fear. One of the first literary elements that can be found in the story is symbolism. The American flag is portrayed throughout the story as a symbol of freedom. For example, when Gran-da protests against the SOS law he states, “When I was a boy, this piece of cloth used to stand for something. Yes, it did. In fact, it stood for a whole lot

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