Age of Iron
Age of Iron Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Things seem like they'd be bad enough in Age of Iron even without throwing a terminal disease into the mix, wouldn't you say? So what's up with the fact that Mrs. Curren has to be dying from cancer...
What is Mrs. Curren's fascination with crustaceans, you might ask? We haven't seen so many references to crabs since The Little Mermaid (and we're pretty sure Mr. Coetzee wouldn't appreciate the co...
Mrs. Curren sure is a big fan of classical music. There are so many references to different composers and works of music that you might find yourself heading to our "Allusions" section to double ch...
Hope and Beauty
Hope and Beauty are Florence's two daughters. More than once, Mrs. Curren points out how these names seem to stand for something larger than themselves: "Hope and Beauty. It was like living in an a...
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