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A Fall of Marigolds Symbols & Objects

Susan Meissner
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Lily's Scarf

Lily's scarf serves as a bridge between Clara's era and Taryn's and is a representation of the greater theme of Foils and Parallelism. For both of these characters, the scarf represents grief, and letting go of it was necessary to heal.

In Clara's time, in 1911, Clara finds Lily's scarf when Andrew Gwynn wears it around his neck upon arrival on Ellis Island. Clara saves Lily's scarf from the incinerator and keeps it for herself.

Back in 2011, Taryn is haunted by the scarf, which she glimpsed only for a few hours the day of September 11, 2001. Taryn had received the scarf from a wealthy patron of the yarn store that morning but lost it in the chaos of the day. The scarf's brilliant pattern of fiery marigolds had never left her mind, and she was unable to find the scarf again until Mick the florist returned it...

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