Calling Me Home Symbols & Objects

Julie Kibler
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Thimble

Robert and Isabelle are given a thimble to use as their wedding ring by Reverend Day and his wife Sarah, since Robert and Isabelle show up to marry without a ring. In sewing, a thimble is used to protect one's finger so they are not hurt by the sharp needle. In "Calling Me Home," Isabelle's thimble is used as their wedding ring, an object typically representing never-ending and reciprocal love. One aspect of a marriage relationship/romantic love is the desire to protect the other person. Though Robert and Isabelle ultimately are unable to protect one another, their fierce love wants to protect the other person. And in fact, Robert believes he is protecting Isabelle when he does not pursue her, since her brothers threatened harm if he did.

What's more, the phrase 'Faith. Hope. Love.' is inscribed on the ring, hoping to provide Isabelle...

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