Life in the Iron Mills, and Other Stories Setting & Symbolism

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Korl Woman

The Korl Woman is a sculpture Hugh Wolfe created out of the korl, the byproduct, of the iron mills. When the visitors see this sculpture they recognize Hugh's great talent, but decide they do not have the money it would take to bring him out of the slums and into the art world.

Money Purse

Deb steals a money purse from one of the visitors to the iron mill in order to help Hugh escape from the poverty of his life. Hugh intends to return the money but changes his mind and is caught in possession of the money. Hugh and Deb are both put in jail, but Hugh receives a nineteen-year sentence, a virtual life sentence, as opposed to Deb's three years.

Tin Scrapappears in Life in the Iron Mills

Hugh sharpens and uses a scrap of tin to kill himself while in jail.

Cell Windowappears in Life in the Iron Mills

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