The Butterfly Garden Symbols & Objects

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Butterfly Tattoos

The butterfly tattoos that the Gardener gave to each girl in the Garden symbolize his ownership of them in The Butterfly Garden. When the girls arrived, they were drugged and then kept in isolation until they were tattooed. After this point, the Gardener raped the girls.

Edgar Allen Poe Book

The Edgar Allen Poe book that the Gardener gave Inara after Avery destroyed Inara’s copy symbolizes the Gardener’s sorrow for allowing Avery to hurt Inara. It was because the Gardener was afraid of his oldest son that he allowed Avery to have his way with the girls.

Piece of Paper

The piece of paper that the woman who lived across the street from Inara and her family gave Inara before she left to go to her grandmother’s house represents to Inara the family and the happiness that Inara believes she will never...

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