I Was Anastasia Symbols & Objects

Ariel Lawhon
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Rhinestone Tiara

This rhinestone tiara is a symbol of fraud. Jack believes that Anna really is Anastasia and buys her a rhinestone tiara to wear if and when the courts recognize her as Anastasia. However, like the tiara, Anna is a fraud.

The Photo

The photo is a symbol of deception. Maria and her reporter friend, Patte, tricked Anna and Jack into eating dinner with them and taking a picture. Maria later shares this picture with newspapers and uses it to claim that she believes Anna is Anastasia.

Scars

Anna's scars represent her story. Her stretch marks tell the story of the baby to whom she gave birth after her husband was killed in the war. That baby was taken from her. The red, puckered scars are not bullet wounds, as the nurses at Elisabeth Hospital believe. Instead, the scars are from shrapnel that was removed from...

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