Passing Setting & Symbolism

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Letter from Clare

Clare sends Irene Redfield a letter that prompts her to recall their meeting two years previously.

Tea Cup

Irene drops and breaks a tea cup after coming to the conclusion that her husband and friend Clare are having an affair.

Black Taffeta Dress

Clare Kendry wears a black taffeta dress to the Negro Welfare League dance, making Irene feel underdressed.

Brian's Coat

Irene takes Brian his coat after Clare falls to her death out of fear that he will become ill. Instead, Brian wraps it around Irene.

Window

Irene pushes Clare out a window in order to keep her from getting a divorce and running off with Irene's husband.

Books

Ted Redfield is an avid reader. When Clare meets the children for the first time, Ted buries his head in a book to avoid meeting her.

Redfield Home

Clare Kendry becomes a regular at the...

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