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The Dive From Clausen's Pier Symbols & Objects

Ann Packer
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Sewing

Sewing is symbolic of Carrie trying to piece her life together after Mike’s accident and her decision to leave.

Dive

The dive symbolizes Mike’s surety in his life and their engagement in contrast to Carrie.

Nightgown and Gown

The nightgown and robe symbolize that Carrie has not found who she belongs with because she is unable to wear them with either Mike or Kilroy.

The Green Dress

The green dress symbolizes possibility. Carrie does not wear the dress, suggesting that possibility awaits her in future.

Engagement Ring

The engagement ring symbolizes Carrie's commitment to Mike. She does not take the ring off until she switches it to her right hand as a friendship ring indicating her loyalty to Mike.

Pier

The pier symbolizes chance. Mike takes a chance and it costs him severely, but the accident prompts Carrie to take a chance in going...

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