At The Bay

What do flowers symbolize in the story, At the Bay?

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The flowers described throughout the story represent the personalities and lifestyles of the various residents of Crescent Bay. At the beginning of the story, the flowers are described as being “bowed to the earth” (12) because of the sea dew. This reflects the fatigue of the ennui experienced by the residents of Crescent Bay because of their uneventful lives.


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