According to Alice Walker, symbolism is the taking of an object and giving it something to represent or stand for. Symbols of life, for instance, in math there are common symbols often used to represent subtraction, addition, multiplication, and addition. While such math symbols can be easy to understand, there are some other objects or things that can mean a lot more.
Symbols of Life
For instance, lions in the jungle have always been used to symbolize aggression, strength, and assertiveness. Red colors can be symbols of love and sometimes blood, while black can symbolize depression, death and in some cases dark forces.