Earth Abides Setting & Symbolism

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Princess

Princess is a dog, likely a type of beagle, who takes up with Ish as he's preparing to make his way east in search of additional survivors. The dog is named for her tendency to do what she wants and to expect her people to treat her as subjects would treat a princess.

The Hammer

The hammer is called a single jack and was used by miners in the Black Creek Area. Ish finds it just before he is bitten by the rattlesnake and he holds on to the hammer in the coming days as he faces the reality of having lost everyone he knew to the virus. When Ish and Em decide that they should begin making a record of the passing years, Ish uses the hammer to chisel the words into a stone. As the years pass and the tribe grows, the hammer gains a...

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