Fish Girl Symbols & Objects

David Wiesner
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The Aquarium

The aquarium represents Fish Girl’s struggle with identity. The aquarium is built like a regular house, but the rooms are filled with water and aquatic life. Therefore, there is a conflict between the human qualities of the house versus the aquatic qualities of the animals and plants that reside in the water. This conflict mirrors Fish Girl’s struggles with identity, since she cannot decide whether she belongs with humanity or aquatic life.

Livia's Bell

Livia’s bell symbolizes friendship and hope. Livia gives it to Fish Girl when they first meet and Livia decides that she and Fish Girl will be friends. When Fish Girl starts to find her life monotonous, she grasps onto Livia’s bell for comfort, because all that she has to look forward to is being reunited with her friend.

Fish Girl's Shell Necklace

Fish Girl’s shell necklace...

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