Symbolism in "The Secret Lion"
"The Secret Lion" written by Alberto Rios is a very strange short story that has a lot of different symbols. Every symbol emphasizes the change of the lives of the twelve-year-old person who tells the story and his friend Sergio. As the story goes along, the boys are becoming adults. This story is associated with growing up.
The main symbol of the story is river, an arroyo. It illustrates their
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realized that it's not possible as it's not possible to find a way into childhood again. But honestly we can see that they are not really trying to find it because they understand that they are on their way to adulthood.
They realize that their heaven was just a golf course; the river, arroyo is not a Mississippi and they cannot stay children forever, and the knowledge of that states that you are growing up.