Some famous novelists answered the age-old question every typical high school english student asks: Did the author REALLY intend that symbolism or are you just making that up, professor?
Guys, this is a must read! This piece is so good. In 1963 a 16 year old wrote famous authors such as Kerouac, Ayn Rand, Ray Bradbury and more on symbolism in their work. Like many of us, he was fed up with his English teacher trying to put words into the authors mouths. Notice that they keep telling him to think for himself, an important notion in literature.