Hold Still Setting & Symbolism

Nina LaCour
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Ingrid's Journal

Ingrid's journal is where Ingrid writes about all of her inner thoughts and emotions. This journal is the book that allows Caitlin to understand her friend's suicide.

Theater

The old theater is a common hangout for Ingrid and Caitlin. This theater is old, worn down, and unused, and yet it holds a special place for the girls. Following Ingrid's death, Caitlin gathers courage to show it to others, and when it is eventually torn down, Caitlin is able to let go.

Tree house

The tree house Caitlin builds is a large, complex tree house, made more for adults than children. The building of the house lets Caitlin express herself creatively, helping her to work through her grief and guilt over the death of her friend, Ingrid.

Suicide

Caitlin's friend, Ingrid, kills herself by slashing her wrists in the bathtub of her home. Suicide is portrayed in...

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