Landline Symbols & Objects

Rowell, Rainbow
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Georgie's Cell Phone

Georgie's cell phone represents how she is disconnected from her family. Physically, it can barely hold a charge, and she can only use it when it is plugged in. At the airport, it dies altogether so she cannot look at photos of her daughters and know that they are certainly real. Emotionally, she cannot talk to 2013 Neal on her cell phone; he never answers it.

The Landline

The landline symbolizes the hopeful connection between Georgie and Neal in 1998. In many ways, the young couple prepared for their future together. In other ways, though, they had no idea what was coming. The landline helps Georgie and Neal remember why they were together in the first place, helping them to reconnect to their long-term bond.

Omaha

Neal's hometown of Omaha represents all he has given up to be with her. He has given up a childhood...

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