The Letter Symbols & Objects

Hughes, Kathryn
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A Card in Rick’s Flowers

The card that Tina finds in the bouquet of flowers given to her by Rick represents insincerity. The flowers are intended as an apology after he hit her for the first time on their wedding night. When Tina finds a card buried in the flowers that states: “With fond memories of our beloved Nan” (12) Tina knows that he stole the flowers from a grave.

Fifty Pounds in a Coffee Can

This fifty pounds that Tina has saved up in a coffee can represents freedom. She hopes to use the money to escape from her abusive husband. Rick, however, finds the money and uses it to place a bet on a horse race.

Billy’s Letter

Billy’s letter represents interrupted love. A variety of factors conspired against Billy and Chrissie and kept them apart. Because Billy reacted so badly when Chrissie...

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