From Sand and Ash Symbols & Objects

Harmon, Amy
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Glass

Glass is a significant symbol in the book representative of the endurance of humanity and one's ability to grow through adversity. The title of the book, From Sand and Ash, is a reference to the origins of glass itself, which is the means by which the Rosselli family made their fortune. In Chapter 15, Eva resolves to "push back, to make glass from the ashes, and that courage was a victory in itself" (232). Eva draws a inspiration the process of turning base or undesirable ingredients into a beautiful result, and strives to do the same in her fight to save Jews in Rome.

Violin

Eva's violin is a symbol of her enduring love for Angelo and her family as a whole. Internally, Eva uses music as a source of strength, and the violin is a significant symbol because it allows her to share her strength drawn from...

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