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Heartless: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Marissa Meyer
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White Roses

White roses represent the love between Catherine and Jest. They first meet in the King’s garden near a white rose tree. Jest uses a white rose to tickle Catherine’s nose to wake her after she faints. Jest also leaves white roses on Catherine’s windowsill to let her know he has been there. After Jest dies, Catherine cannot bear to see white roses so she orders the King’s white rose tree to be chopped down and that all roses be red from then on.

Executioner

Catherine first sees Raven’s executioner shadow in the garden on the night she meets Jest. The sight frightens her so much that she faints. The executioner symbolizes Catherine’s fate as the Queen of Hearts because the phrase “off with his head” is such an important part of that character.

Bleeding Heart Bush

A bleeding heart...

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