All Things Cease to Appear Symbols & Objects

Elizabeth Brundage
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The Hale's House

The Hale's house symbolizes the cycles of abuse and trauma that occurred within the house, as well as the idea that the characters who dwell in it are fated to tragic ends. The pain and suffering that the Hale's endured, particularly the women in the family, remains trapped in the house. Often, household objects, or the house itself is personified as knowing the truth of certain characters, or as having an ominous, threatening presence. Because the trauma extends from the Hale family to the Clare's once they move in, the house symbolizes that certain tragic endings are fated to repeat themselves over and over again.

Ella's Ghost

Similarly to the Hale's house, Ella's ghost symbolizes the persistence of tragedy through time and space, even after death. Even though no member of the Hale's family still live in the house, Ella's ghost haunts the Clare's...

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