Song of the Shank Symbols & Objects

Jeffery Renard Allen
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The Color Black

The color black is often used to symbolize death, destruction, and bad omens. This color appears many times in the story and always at a time just before or during a bad action. The three weeping ladies, shown in two separate sections of the book, wear all black. Directly after Perry Oliver, then Seven, sees these ladies, the money they are earning from Tom, and even fake Tom, came to a halt. On Edgemere Island, young refugee girls wear black, and the island plunges into despair. The twelve deacons wear black robes and as their group gets stronger they become darker in their message to the people of the island.

The Number Three

The number three has great significance in the religious world. The trinity in the Bible consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Also found in Christian teachings is...

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