Midwives Setting & Symbolism

Chris Bohjalian
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Knife

Sibyl asks for the sharpest knife in the house when she comes to the conclusion that Charlotte Bedford is dead. No one questions what Sibyl is planning to do and no one attempts to stop her as she performs a cesarean section on Charlotte in order to save the unborn child.

Pillow

Sibyl wipes away Charlotte's blood during the cesarean section with a pillow.

Bed Sheets

Early in her labor, Charlotte begins to bleed profusely and soaks the bed sheets beneath her body. Sibyl attempts to get her to a hospital, but an ice storm makes it impossible.

Sibyl's Car

When Sibyl decides Charlotte needs to go to the hospital, she attempts to drive her car up to the front door, but the ice that has fallen during the night causes Sibyl to slide her car into a snow drift.

Sibyl's Notebooks

Sibyl keeps a personal journal...

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