Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People Symbols & Objects

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Promotion

Abby’s promotion symbolizes forced introspection and personal transition. Although Abby was contented to work as a question writer, she is eventually promoted to a position that heavily involves public speaking, an activity that terrifies her. Abby becomes determined to expand her sense of personal courage, and her consequent self-reflection causes her to make significant changes in her life, like leave her husband.

Marriage

In this story, marriage symbolizes the struggle for fulfillment in romantic relationships. Abby decides to leave her husband because she realizes that she does not find the relationship fulfilling. Abby’s mother accuses Abby of having unrealistic expectations of marriage. Mrs. Mallon says that her own marriage was practical and straightforward. However, the narrative eventually implies that Mrs. Mallon’s marriage was generally unfulfilling.

Marionette

The marionette symbolizes the joy that has been absent from much of Mrs. Mallon’s life. Mrs...

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