My Name Is Lucy Barton Symbols & Objects

Elizabeth Strout
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Hospital View

When Lucy is in the hospital, she spends a lot of her time watching all of the people walking by. Seeing everyone with the freedom to go about and freely live their lives inspired Lucy to do more with her life when she got out of the hospital.

Lucy’s nicknames, “Wizzle” and “Button”

When Lucy’s mother came to visit, she referred to her as Wizzle. This was her way of showing affection and saying that she still loved Lucy, even though they hadn’t spoken in years. This is especially important, since Lucy’s mother was unable to say that she loved Lucy.

The nickname Button is spoken by Lucy’s husband. This is also his way of showing his love and affection. He knows that people have said they love her before, but he’s the only one that’s ever called...

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