A Spark of Light Symbols & Objects

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Louie’s Patients

Dr. Louie Ward’s patients all symbolize his mother. When Louie was a child, his mother had an abortion using something she received from a Voodoo priestess. Days later, Louie found her lying on the floor in a pool of blood because of the abortion. As an adult, Louie wants to prevent other women from dying by having unsafe abortions.

Janine’s Wig

The wig Janine wears to disguise herself when she enters the Center symbolizes her need to hide the truth. In a literal sense, Janine is hiding her identity as a protestor to the people in the clinical. However, she is also trying to hide from the memory of having had an abortion herself years before. The memories of the abortion are particularly disturbing because Janine became pregnant as a result of having been gang raped at a party. She has hidden...

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