I had this wild occurance in which a story I had been slaving over, suddenly developed a natural contrasting symbolism between the two main characters. I didn't even have to force it , it just appeared or maybe evolved subconsciously through certain choices. I'm so pleased but just wonder - if anyone out there has experienced this or if they have to force it. Here's an example of the symbolism I'm talking about - I'll use the Rainmaker movie ( Katherine Hepburn - not John Gresham ) It's about an outspoken old maid whose father and brothers are trying to marry her off to a distant relative. It's the summer and there's a drought ruining their livelihood. Suddenly a fraudulant Rainmaker blows into town , offering his services. Not only does he bring rain but he quenches Lizzie's (Katherine Hepburns ) 'drought' The parched land symbolisms Lizzie's parched love life. The rainmaker symbolizes taking a chance - one sensible brother doesn't want to spend their hard earned money on the scam , just like Lizzie doesn't trust his flattering words. Both have to let go and take a chance ,exercise some faith, for the rain ( love ) to flow. Without the symbolic drought - the story becomes an ordinary tale of an old maid finding love.