Unbreakable Symbols & Objects

Kami Garcia
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Birds

Birds symbolize hope as well as calamity. This dual nature is an important clue to the reader about the nature of the Legionnaires. First, there is the mention of the swallow, which is in a drawing that Kennedy first sketches. The swallow is both beautiful and fearful, peaceful and horrendous. There are also the various mentions of the doves. First they are a sign of pure intent, but then the black doves (considered rare) are also a sign of a curse. Then, later, there is the mention of a stuffed dove representing a duplicity, a fake representation of the real thing.

Mascara

This is a symbol of beauty and femininity. By rejecting it, the author is showing how Kennedy isn’t concerned with her looks or being feminine, she’s more of a practical tom-boy sort of person.

ID bracelet

This is Kennedy’s mother’s...

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