The Midwife's Revolt Symbols & Objects

Jodi Daynard
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Star

Star is Jeb's horse. Star symbolizes a level of independence for Elizabeth as transportation and a connection to Jeb. Star is poisoned and dies, and that action symbolizes retaliation against the Americans, though it is never clear whether the action is aimed at Elizabeth, Martha, or is prompted by some other reason.

Midwifery

Elizabeth's midwifery skills symbolize her desire to serve others. Midwifery becomes the means by which she is accepted into the community.

Jeb's Portrait

Mr. and Mrs. Boylston have a portrait of Jeb. To Elizabeth, the portrait represents the Boylston's selfishness because she believes the portrait could have brought her at least a level of comfort. The portrait later symbolizes the strong relationship forming between Eliza and Elizabeth, when Eliza presents the portrait to Elizabeth.

Belladonna

Belladonna is a symbol of life and of death. Elizabeth uses the belladonna externally during the birthing process...

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