The Use of Symbol for Love Scene from Lilit Phra Low

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Supanut Tiantong

Abstract

The aim of this article was to study and present how the symbol has been used in the love scene in the Lilit Phra Low literature by documentary study, which is a story from the Ayutthaya era. It was found that the symbol is often found in most Thai literature. The poetry uses natural signs or symbols to represent a man and a woman in a love scene. For example, animals, flowers, and natural phenomena. The sex scene between two lovers is portrayed as a relationship between recognized pairs, such as bees and flowers. The study has shown the popular tradition in Thai literary writing, especially how poets describe the love scene between man and woman, which was not acceptable to Thai society at that time. With normative social that is used to distinguish values, attitudes, appropriate and inappropriate behaviors, the poet chooses to use symbols to depict the events of sex. This interesting and beautiful wording not only makes Lilit Phra Low be at all-time favorite literature but also shows the remarkable talent of art created language by Thai poets.

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