The Crane Wife Symbols & Objects

Patrick Ness
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The Wish for Poeple to Know the Origin of Kumiko's Name

The wish for the characters to know the origin of Kumiko's name symbolizes people's wish to know everything about people in order to understand them. Her evasiveness in terms of explaining it symbolizes people's wish to keep secrets about themselves.

George's Firing of Mehmet

The fact that George fires Mehmet for his own good symbolizes the fact that George has learned that sometimes one needs to do something to somebody that seems extreme for the good of that person. As George says, if Mehmet stays in the confort of working at the print shop, he will settle and never grasp the opportunity to follow his dream of becoming an actor which will bring him joy.

Jean Pierre Laurent

JP symbolizes innocence as, as a child, he sees events in a simple way and as they really...

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