My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry Symbols & Objects

Fredrik Backman
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The Secret Language

The secret language is a symbol of the close relationship between Granny and Elsa. Granny and Elsa speak to each other in a secret language that Elsa thinks only she and Granny can understand. She later learns that the language is really the language spoken by Wolfheart's mother. Elsa is hurt when she first finds out that it was not a language that only she and Granny shared.

The Wurse

The wurse is symbolic of the need to protect the castle. The wurse is probably a really large dog, but it is presented as a magical creature. The wurses are fighting animals that live in The Land-of-Almost-Awake. Their purpose there is to guard the castle and the princess. One day, the princess surprises a wurse while it is sleeping, and it bites her. The wurses are then banished from the kingdom. Eventually, Elsa learns...

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