Analysis of Symbolism
A Dog's Tale by Mark Twain has a lot of subtle symbolism that provides us a message. The dogs were given personification and twain gave us an insight to their character and the mother dog's tendency to observe her owners and pick up some knowledge. Aileen left her mother and was sold to a loving family that treated her with care. She lived a wonderful life with her owner and after had a baby of her own; her little puppy. She had an incident happen that caused the baby crib to catch on fire and she took the heroic step and saved the baby. She was hurt because of it, but the family then realized that she was a bright dog that risked her life to save a child. After a while scientist's came and they discovered that the puppy was in fact blind and they experimented with Aileen's own puppy. She didn't see the bad of the experiment at first and when they buried the puppy Aileen thought her baby would grow out of the soil to be the puppy Aileen spent countless days playing with, just like when you plant a seed and it grows to be a tall flower. After a long wait and confusing "comfort" from people, Aileen realized that her dear baby wouldn't come back and suddenly all the despair washed over her simultaneously.