Half a Chance: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Cynthia Lord
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Loons

Loons are an ironic symbol of freedom. Loons are trapped by their circumstances. Though they have the power to fly, they cannot always get away or are able to leave. Likewise, Grandma Lilah has a brilliant mind, but it does not always work. She is trapped by her mind. Grandma Lilah and loons are therefore reflective of one another as well.

Camera

A camera symbolizes the preservation of memories. Lucy uses a camera to take pictures to capture stories and moments in time. Lucy’s camera is a constant companion, and through the novel she goes from feeling a need to prove herself through use of a camera to enjoying the use of a camera to knowing when to take pictures, and when to actually enjoy life.

Moth

Lucy’s action of saving a drowning brown moth symbolizes kindness. When she first arrives at the lake...

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