Burial Rites Symbols & Objects

Hannah Kent
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The Executioner’s Axe

A blacksmith was commissioned to construct an axe for execution of the murderers. There was question about who to charge for the axe and what to do with it afterwards.

Agnes’ Soiled Clothing

When Agnes arrived at the Jonsson farm, her clothes were so filthy that Margret had to help peel them off of her. They were beyond washing and Margret burned them the next day. The clothes symbolized the poor treatment Agnes had endured since her arrest.

The Storage House

The foster mother who Agnes loved like a mother died in childbirth. The ground was too hard to dig a grave so they put her body in the ice cold storage house until the ground thawed. Eight-year-old Agnes used to visit her foster mother's body in the storage house, severely mourning the loss.

The River Crossing

Agnes asked for Toti to be...

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