True Places Symbols & Objects

Sonja Yoerg
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The woods

The woods are a symbol of freedom for both Iris and Suzanne. It is Iris’ home and where she feels she belongs, not imprisoned in the four walls of a modern building. Suzanne also feels free here, unburdened from her family’s demands.

Hospital

Iris’ hospital room symbolizes a cage to her. She feels confined and trapped, unable to escape to the place she feels is her home: the woods.

Mary’s botany books

The books Suzanne finds in the cabin symbolize her purpose and a dream coming true. They have reawakened her passion for botany and inspire her to create her institute.

Reid’s snake

Reid’s snake is a symbol for the problems in his relationship with his father. He keeps the snake because he knows that Whit disapproves.

Pink teddy bear

Iris’ pink teddy bear (Care Bear) symbolizes a connection to the...

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