The Little Stranger Symbols & Objects

Sarah Waters
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Plaster Acorn

This plaster acorn is a symbol of Faraday’s obsession with the house both as a child and an adult. His act of taking the acorn symbolizes his desire to possess Hundreds Hall. He believes that if he is the master of a place like Hundreds, he will finally be able to make a good living as a doctor because he will be seen as an equal to the rich families for whom he wants to work instead of an inferior from the working class.

Roderick’s Burns

Roderick’s burns, as well as his limp, are physical symbols of the troubles that the Ayers family has faced since the ending of World War II. Roderick returned from the war with these wounds after his plane crashed. The scars and the limp has changed the way Roderick sees himself and the way his family sees...

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