The Wonder Symbols & Objects

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The "Dorothy Prayer"

The "Dorothy Prayer" symbolizes what Anna believes is necessary to get Pat out of Purgatory. Anna believes that she must say the prayer 33 times every day in order to cleanse Pat of his sins so that God will take him into Heaven. When Anna says this prayer, she says it so softly that Lib cannot understand it. When she asks Anna about it, all she will say is that it is "private," but on the fifth day of the watch, Anna prays the prayer with Mr. Thaddeus and Lib hears the prayer for the first time. Later, Lib looks into Anna's missal and finds a passage explaining this prayer's function as a means of getting souls out of Purgatory. This realization represents the beginning of Lib's understanding of Anna and her actions.

"Nan"

"Nan" symbolizes Anna's new identity; it is the name that Anna...

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