A Virtuous Woman Setting & Symbolism

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Hoover Farm

Hoover Farm is the farm owned by the Hoover family, where Jack works as a tenant farmer.

Pitt Farm

Ruby's family farm is the Pitt Farm.

Deep Freezer

Before Ruby dies, she fills up the deep freezer so that Jack will not have to worry about meals for several months after her death.

Sewing

Ruby sews together several outfits for June to wear on a cruise in the weeks before her death.

Cigarettes

Ruby smokes, a habit that Jack tries to get her to stop many times over the course of their marriage. Jack believes it is the cigarettes that kill Ruby. The last time Jack sees Ruby alive, she asks for a cigarette.

Pony Barn

Jack finds Ruby's mule hanging in the pony barn when they return from vacation. Jack knows Roland did it, and this is confirmed by Burr.

Pistol

Ruby buys a pistol...

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