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Age of Iron

Age of Iron

by J.M. Coetzee

Beauty

Character Analysis

Beauty is Florence's baby daughter. For whatever reason, she's taken quite a liking to Vercueil and keeps bothering him while he works in the yard. Mrs. Curren is convinced that Beauty, like Hope, is a walking allegory (check out "Character Clues: Names" as well as "Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory: Hope and Beauty" for more).

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