Catherine, Called Birdy Setting & Symbolism

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Birds

Catherine keeps birds in her room; hence, her nickname "Birdy".

Lincoln

The largest nearby city, where the family travels for her father to see the tooth-puller.

Judaism

All Jewish people were banished from England because of their religion during this time.

Saints

Catherine is obsessed with her Saint's book and the stories of how they became holy figures.

Embroidery

Young girls at this time had to embroider a lot; it is one of Catherine's least favorite tasks.

Monastery

Catherine's brother Edward is a monk and she envies his life, creating books all day.

Saint's Day

The feast of the saint for whom a character was named - for example, Saint Catherine, or Saint Thomas.

Dowry

Money or property offered on behalf of a woman to make her more marriageable.

Granny's Cottage

The home of Perkin's granny, and later Meg and Alf.

Education

Catherine longs for an education...

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