The Truth According to Us Symbols & Objects

Annie Barrows
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Macedonian Virtues

After Jottie identifies the Macedonian virtues that the town was named for as ferocity and devotion, Willa is eager to possess these virtues. This idea leads to her attempts to uncover her family's secrets.

Geraldine's Army

Geraldine's Army shows the significance of military pursuits in Macedonia and also symbolizes Willa's need to belong.

American Everlasting

American Everlasting is the mill where Mr. Romeyn worked during his children's youths. It supplies most of the town's employment. The fire that killed Vause encompasses most of its past preoccupation, while the strike is a major focus of the present action. The mill symbolizes the town's economic power and also emphasizes the dichotomy of past and present.

List of Prominent Families

When Mr. Parker Davies gives Layla a list of the town's prominent families which excludes the Romeyns, Willa is ashamed which makes Jottie angry. The list symbolizes the...

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