Our Endless Numbered Days Symbols & Objects

Claire Fuller
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James' Photograph

James’ photograph symbolizes Peggy’s ambivalent relationship with her past, for although she knows the horrible events which occurred in the wilderness, she still harbors affection for her father. For much of the novel, Peggy carries around James’ photograph in her bra, demonstrating her longing for someone to acknowledge that James existed. At one point, Peggy buries the photograph by Rosa Carlos’ grave, implying she is ready to bury the past and begin her future. After she discovers she is pregnant, however, Peggy uncovers the photograph and keeps it with her. By reclaiming the photograph, Peggy shows she knows the past cannot be forgotten, but must be faced.

Peggy's Shoe

Peggy’s shoe symbolizes her split personality between Punzel and Peggy. When James and Peggy first venture to die Hütte, Peggy loses one of her shoes. When the two shoes are separated, Punzel lives...

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