Now Is the Time to Open Your Heart Symbols & Objects

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Anaconda

The concept of the anaconda introduced in the chapter titled “To Kill or to Thaw the Anaconda” symbolizes the shifting, uncontrollable nature of life. An individual can do their best to try and shape the life they want, but there are still elements of life that remain totally out of one’s realm of control.

Kate’s Hair

Kate’s hair, which is turning gray, symbolizes Kate’s acceptance of her aging. As such she doe not dye her hair. She feels that those who try to disguise their age are missing out on an important part of their lives. She makes no attempt to change her physical signs of aging.

Kate’s Altar

The altar Kate dismantles symbolizes the relationships, objects, and ideas she has valued up until the point in her life when the novel begins. When Kate deconstructs this altar, it symbolizes her...

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