Brooklyn (novel) Symbols & Objects

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A sponsor letter is written by Father Flood on Eilis’s behalf to U.S. Immigration to provide for Eilis’s emigration to Brooklyn from Ireland. The sponsor letter notes that Eilis is a young woman of strong character who already has employment with Bartocci’s. The sponsor letter is accepted, and Eilis is cleared for entrance to the United States through Ellis Island.

Job offer

A job offer in the form of a written letter from Bartocci’s is written to Eilis from Miss Fortini at Father Flood’s introduction. The job offer gives Eilis a promise of employment in a sales position at Bartocci’s in Brooklyn. This job offer ensures that Eilis will have employ, and helps make possible her immigration to Brooklyn.

Letters

Letters are the primary form of communication used by Eilis and her family to stay in touch while...

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