Jacob Have I Loved Symbols & Objects

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Sooks

The sooks are the female crabs that Louise fishes for on Rass Island.

The Skiff

The skiff is the only boat that Louise is allowed to man during crab fishing season. She must settle for captaining her own skiff, as the strict gender roles of the time prevent her from working with her father.

The Piano

The Piano was an inheritance from Mother's father when he died. It was Caroline's first foray into the musical world.

Lyrics

In an attempt to make more money, Louise tries her hand at writing wartime song lyrics, only to discover that the publishing house is a scam.

The Storm

The great storm washes away the Captain's house, forcing him to move in with the Bradshaws.

Hands

Louise becomes obsessed with people's hands after her sexual awakening to the Captain. She tries to beautify her own hands in an attempt to...

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