Floating in My Mother's Palm Setting & Symbolism

Ursula Hegi
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White Lilacs

There is a lilac bush outside the bedroom window belonging to Hanna's mother. Hanna imagines her mother staring at the flowers while in late pregnancy with her. Hanna also recalls placing some of the flowers in her mother's grave.

Pay-Library

Trudi Montag runs the pay-library in the town where Hanna lives.

Trashy Romance Novels

Klara Blocker reads trashy romance books she takes out from the pay-library. Hanna often finds the books in Klara's hiding place and reads them late at night.

Holy Water

Hanna steals holy water from the church and uses it to massage Renate's leg in the hopes that it will help the leg grow to normal size. The leg does not change, but Renate and Hanna's friendship is rekindled.

Bicycle

Hanna has a bicycle that she has blessed in a yearly ceremony to bless vehicles against damage and accidents.

Hansen Bakery Truck

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