The Whole Town's Talking Symbols & Objects

Fannie Flagg
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Crows

The crow represents justice. Elner becomes a crow when she is reincarnated and is able to bring justice to Hanna Marie’s case. In her life, Elner has always been very fair, trying to see events from everyone’s perspective, and her turning into a crow is an accumulation of such a life.

Schoolhouse

The Schoolhouse represents a place of love, comfort, and legacy. The schoolhouse is made at Katrina’s suggestion to Lordor, and, eventually, it is placed near Still Meadows. Everyone at Still Meadows is comforted to hear their grandchildren playing and they are happy that the generations are continuing on and representing the Elmwood Springs Legacy. The schoolhouse is also where Gustav falls in love and then confesses his love for Lucille.

Pictures

Pictures represent new opportunities. Katrina and Lordor obsess over each other’s pictures at the beginning of the novel when...

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