The Broken Bridge Setting & Symbolism

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Land halfway between the sea and hills

Ginny considers this land her kingdom, her escape, her sanctuary. She has not only roamed its length and width, she has drawn and painted its beauty. Everyone who enters her kingdom becomes one of her subjects. She may draw or paint them any way she likes. The land symbolizes freedom.

The Broken Bridge

The Broken Bridge is not only the title of the novel; it is a symbol for broken family ties. The story behind the broken bridge symbolizes much more to Ginny. Ginny believes she is the baby who dies in the car; this symbolizes the loss of her innocence. She believes the jacket is her mother; Anielle is stolen from her shortly after birth. Joe Chicago, Ginny thinks, is the epitome of art; outer appearances do not always reflect what is on the inside, and further, what one person...

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