About Grace Symbols & Objects

Anthony Doerr
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Snowflakes

Snowflakes represent patterns in nature, patterns in life, family, and the idea that patterns do not always have to repeat themselves exactly. David loves snowflakes, having gained an admiration of them from his mother. No six-sided snowflake is ever exactly the same beyond that basic six-sided pattern. Patterns of past dreams do not mean these things have to happen in real life, as David comes to find out when he saves Naaliyah. Things can indeed change. Patterns in life –a father walking out on his family and never coming back –is changed when David comes back. At the end of the novel, the snowflake becomes symbolic of the six-parts of David’s family: Grace, Christopher, Naaliyah, Herman, Soma, and himself.

Dreams

Dreams symbolize what could happen in the future, not what necessarily will happen in the future. David has precognitive dreams. At first he believes that...

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