The Ocean/The Beach - This recurrent metaphor throughout the play symbolizes a place of freedom, escape, and inspiration.
The Butterfly - Midwife uses this metaphor when she speaks about smiling, saying that sometimes a woman cannot smile if this is in the pit of her stomach. She says that this symbol keeps one alive and running, awake and speeding with a herd of wild horses.
The Flash in the Eyes - Martyr 2, when discussing the burdens of being a wife and mother, mentions that her family does not see this, which represents a flickering death wish.
The Revolution - The Guerrillera happens upon the lamenting Martyrs and urges them to rise up, fight oppression, and stand for this.
The Research Study - This takes place in Act 2, when the Peace Corps surveyor asks the Man about his family.
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