Symbolism in Veronica

Sarah Holmes
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Sarah Holmes
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Flashcards to test learners' understanding of the symbolism with the text.

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What does the city represent? Opportunity and an escacpe from the poverty of a rural life
What does the baby tied to Veronica's back symbolise The burden of responsibility and domesticity that she carries as a woman
When Okeke snaps the twig, what does this symbolise? The breaking of their equal friendship.
What does Veronica's death represent? A moral judgement on a society where women are not valued and education is only really for men.
What is symbolic about the stream which features more than once in the story? It never stops flowing, like life and progress. We can either be swept along, like Veronica and face the consequences or take control and steer our own way through it, like Okeke
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