The Widower's Tale Symbols & Objects

Julia Glass
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The pond

The pond on Percy's property symbolizes change in Percy's life, and how he has learned to accept and lean into it instead of fight it. The pond is the site where his wife, Poppy, accidentally drowned. This event would probably make most people avoid it, however, Percy swims in the pond every day in warm weather because it relaxes him. Perhaps he feels closer to Poppy when he is swimming there.

DOGS

The DOGS symbolize the radical initiatives that are unleashed on the wealthy in society and the excesses they take for granted in their lives. DOGS is the acronym for Denounce Our Greedy Society, the eco-terrorist group to which Turo belongs. Dogs are often though to protect one's house and property, so the name given to the eco-terrorist group may symbolize the group's believe that they are protecting something too.

Percy's swim trunks

Percy's...

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