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The Japanese Quince The Japanese Quince by John Galsworthy is a story about how just because you have success with finance doesnt mean they are happy with their lives Mr Nilson and Mr Tandram meet because of their interest in this little flower blossom on a tree The author is telling how people dont need money or fruit to be happy The little flower introduces two men who have lived next to each other for five years and have never met before Showing they have something in common Although they are wealthy they arent happy There are many points of symbolism in this story Notice that the men go for a circular walk in The Square Garden The central point of symbolism is the Japanese quince With its pink and white blossoms sparkling in the sunlight the little quince is a picture of joy of beauty With the little blackbird singing in the tree adds to the joy of the little blossoms The author most shows the beauty of the tree when the two men are talking about it Mr Nilson exclaims Its so alive and pretty And the author tells how the little tree seems to love the attention of the tree With all the attention it quivers and glows The little tree seems exotic for where the two men live An upper class English environment The tree doesnt bear fruit or have any way of making money It seems to represent life growth beauty freedom and joy all qualities opposed to the convention and habit and foreign to the proper English life of the two men The qualities the two men are missing from their life Although neither man recognizes it and they dont seem to recognize until they read the tag that the little tree is rather exotic for where they live Both men admire the tree because it posses qualities they dont There is some symbolism with
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