The Raft Symbols & Objects

S. A. Bodeen
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Raft

The raft is symbolic of survival. Since is not something that is built to last long, it demonstrates how Robie’s hardships are temporary.

Necklace

The necklace has a fingerprint on it which symbolizes the crash and the struggle to survive. Like a unique fingerprint, the plane crash is a once in a lifetime event that proves Robie's resilience.

Rain

The rain is symbolic of life. It provides the fresh water Robie needs to keep living.

Gooney Bird

Robie watches the young birds as they attempt to land on the water for the first time. If the bird doesn’t fold in its wings, it is doomed; if it does, it will survive. When Robie finally sees one of the birds land properly, it is symbolic of her hope that she’ll be able to survive.

Shark

The shark is symbolic of the danger and the...

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