Ways to Disappear Symbols & Objects

Idra Novey
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Almond Tree

The almond tree into which Beatriz climbs symbolizes escape and imagination. The act of climbing into an almond tree and disappearing itself comes from one of Beatriz’s works of fiction. Beatriz imitates this scene as a way of marking her departure from her life, which she believes to have been ruined by her gambling addiction. By climbing into the tree, she symbolically removes her body and imagination, which have been the wellsprings of her work, from the public sphere. Thus, she declares her intention to escape from her life.

The Manuscript

Beatriz’s unfinished manuscript symbolizes fear and frustration. The manuscript is a novel in progress written by Beatriz, and the novel is structured with only two scenes. The manuscript switches back and forth between each scene, constantly reiterating them with slightly different details and always ending an iteration of a scene with a...

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