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The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

Created: 06/14/13

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Posted Jun. 14, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

The Lovebird is full of mementos, "relics," or what may be described as totems - tangible objects that become emblems or symbols for something - or someone - bigger. Which items did you find most interesting?


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bonnieb

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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

I found it interesting how the members of HEART took animal names such as ptarmigan, bear, and Raven. I also found it a bit silly.


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

Bonnie's comment about lovebirds in pairs is interesting and thought provoking...why are there three on the cover? Did I miss one? I felt the three symbolized her identities...daughter, lover, mother...her life cycle.


Posted Jun. 23, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
bonnieb

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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

Maybe it's because one is lost and is looking for its partner. It's an odd one out like Margie was for a long time.


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

I found it interesting that the love bird Margie left behind at the end is her father. Also the idea that the thing that you are most searching for to fill you up is within you.


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

I really liked the idea of the ladybug behind Margie's eyes coming out at auspicious moments and relating back to the corsage her father gave her at the dance.


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
sandra54

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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

I also like the image of the red poppies. I wish I could remember all the places they showed up. The red poppies took Margie's mother. The red poppies appear on a carpet of red poppies standing strong and straight on a carpet in a dream (page 113).

There is also orange tree wall paper in this dream, of course the orange Jim gave her and the orange tree at the end. I wonder how many more references there were to oranges.

I think the love birds on the front and back cover are continuous. Maybe there aren't a certain number the just go on and on.


Posted Jun. 24, 2013 Go to Top | Bottom | link | alert
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RE: The Lovebird is full of objects that become symbols for something/someone bigger. Which did you find most interesting?

I really like the previous three comments about the poppies, the lovebirds and the orange tree symbols. They are all so true to this book that make the symbolic elements stand out.


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