Britt-Marie Was Here Symbols & Objects

Fredrik Backman
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Cutlery

The proper organization of cutlery drawers is symbolic of the way that Britt-Marie believes life should be ordered. Those who have properly organized drawers are civilized, Britt-Marie believes, while those who do not are barbarians.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a symbol of Britt-Marie’s desire to keep things clean and nice. In fact, it is one of her favorite cleaners. Britt-Marie learned about baking soda when her sister died. She found out that it was because the body stopped producing sodium bicarbonate, the chemical name for the active ingredient in baking soda, that it began to smell.

Soccer Ball

The soccer ball is symbolic of the beginning of Britt-Marie’s life in Borg. Britt believes her car has exploded when she pulls into the parking lot at the recreation center but it was actually only hit by a soccer ball. While standing in the parking...

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