Orange World and Other Stories Symbols & Objects

Karen Russell
This Study Guide consists of approximately 52 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Orange World and Other Stories.
This section contains 1,058 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Orange World and Other Stories Study Guide

Chairlift

In "The Prospectors," the chairlift Clara and Aubergine ride to and from the Emerald Lodge is a symbol of death and rebirth. When they ride the lift up the mountain, it is described in eerie terms: "As if a mirror were malfunctioning, each chair separating from a buckle-bright double. Nobody was manning the loading station" (3). The women ride the chairlift up into potential death where they encounter the ghosts and the disturbing possibility of being remanded there for all eternity. When they descend the lift at the end of the story, they have survived a frightening ordeal, and their friendship has been made stronger in the process.

Yellow bird

The yellow bird that Clara steals outside of the Emerald Lodge in "The Prospectors" is a symbol of life and the women's escape from the potential fate of becoming ghosts themselves. Aubergine explains that this bird's cage...

(read more)

This section contains 1,058 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Orange World and Other Stories Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
Orange World and Other Stories from BookRags. (c)2020 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.