Weathering: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Lucy Wood
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Birds

Birds, in particular the heron, are symbolic of Pearl. The birds are seen along the river, just as Pearl is introduced in the river and is first seen by Ada on the river bank. When Captain kills the bird that gets into the house, Pepper properly mourns it as she would have her grandmother if she had known her.

River

The river is symbolic of life and death. The river is shown to be a powerful force that is attributed with human sounds, like muttering, and roaring. It offers companionship to Pearl, but also takes her life. As the river takes her to her death, she remembers her life.

House

The house is symbolic of the relationship between Ada and Pearl. The house is falling apart and in desperate need of repair. The two women are estranged and Pearl's death returns Ada to the house where...

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