March Setting & Symbolism

Geraldine Brooks
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The Wet Wool

The Wet Wool is the patch of jacket torn from Silas Stone's body as he was ripped away from March's grasp in the river. It is a rough circle of blue cloth, only six inches across, but after Stone's death, March vows to send it to Stone's mother as a token of affection.

Books

Books are what March and Mr. Clement bond over when he arrives at the Clement home at the age of 18. Although March had been selling notions door-to-door, his most prized possessions are his books, which he refusesto sell, regardless of price. Books are a symbol of knowledge and power in the novel, which is why Clement reacts so poorly when he catches March trying to teach his slave, Prudence, how to read.

The Tidewater Insurrection

The Tidewater Insurrection is a slave uprising before the Civil War. During the insurrection, slaves slaughter...

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