Shadowshaper Symbols & Objects

Older, Daniel José
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The Title, Shadowshaper

The novel's title symbolizes Sierra’s identity and heritage as a shadowshaper and explains how she fits into society. In addition, the title symbolizes that the power of people to create their identities is in their own hands. They can do this through their intentions and the tools, or materials, they make use of to get there.

The Character of Dr. Johnathan Wick

The character of Dr. Jonathan Wick symbolizes outsiders who want to save Brooklyn, but who do not understand its magic. As a result, they use their own methods in an effort to do what they think is right. However, instead of saving Brooklyn, they are destroying it just as Wick is destroying the shadowshapers instead of saving them.

The Character of Lucera

The character of Lucera symbolizes Sierra’s heritage and her identity. Lucera is her grandmother, and the role of...

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