The Ask and the Answer Symbols & Objects

Patrick Ness
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Todd’s Mother’s Book

This book is a symbol of Todd’s mother and her love for him. She had written to him in this book from the day she learned she was pregnant with him. It angers Todd when Davy gets this book and uses as a way to taunt him. As Davy begins to like Todd more and more, he gives Todd the book back, a peace offering.

Outstretched Blue Hand

This outstretched blue hand is a symbol of the Houses of Healing in the new world.

Four Yellow Gel Caps

These four yellow gel capsules given to Viola before she talks to Prentiss for the first time symbolize Mistress Coyle’s desire to be the first to find out from Viola what she knows.

A Blue “A”

This blue “A” is the symbol of the Answer. The women make this mark near each...

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