The Death of Mrs. Westaway Symbols & Objects

Ruth Ware
This Study Guide consists of approximately 62 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Death of Mrs. Westaway.
This section contains 629 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Death of Mrs. Westaway Study Guide

Photograph of Hal and Her Mother

The photograph of Hal and her mother that she has displayed on the mantel in her apartment represents the past. Hal remembers a happy childhood with her mother even though they did not have much money. This happy childhood ended when Hal’s mother was killed in a hit and run accident right outside their apartment.

Letter

This letter is a symbol of hope. When Hal gets the letter from a lawyer indicating that she had been included in the will of Mrs. Westaway, Hal believes perhaps she will get some money that will ease her financial burden.

Tarot Cards

These tarot cards represent Hal’s heritage. Her biological mother, Maggie, believed in the cards. When she escaped from Trepassen, she rented a building on the pier where she earned money by reading the cards. When Maggie was killed, Maud took...

(read more)

This section contains 629 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Death of Mrs. Westaway Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Death of Mrs. Westaway from BookRags. (c)2020 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.