We can identify a symbol because It is an ordinary object that takes on a wider significance that adds meaning to a story.
Symbols are literary devices that add meaning to the story since they have several connotations beyond the obvious ones that the element could have, at first sight, they are connected to interpretation and they can explain many traits and motives in the way the characters behave as well as the reason behind many events.
The four freedoms he outlined were freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. As America became engaged in World War II, painter Norman Rockwell did a series of paintings illustrating the four freedoms as international war goals that went beyond just defeating the Axis powers.
The Most Dangerous Game” is the story of Rainsford's transformation of perspective. He begins by having no sympathy with animals—or prey—and ends up experiencing precisely what the prey does when being hunted. But Rainsford can be a little frustrating as a narrative voice.