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Affinity Setting & Symbolism

Sarah Waters
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Locket

Miss Prior owns a locket that her father gave her before his death. This locket disappears the same night Selina notices it during a visit with Miss Prior in her cell at Millbank Prison.

Lock of Hair

Miss Prior has a lock of blond hair in her locket that is originally implied to have belonged to her father. However, it is later revealed that the lock of hair belongs to Helen Prior, Miss Prior's sister-in-law and former lover.

Orange Blossoms

Miss Prior discusses the beauty of orange blossoms with Selina and the next day finds a bouquet of the blossoms in her room. Miss Prior is convinced by Selina that these flowers had been brought to her through spirits.

Diaries

Miss Prior has kept two diaries in her life. The first chronicles her affair with Helen. Miss Prior burns this diary before attempting suicide upon Helen's marriage...

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