Rebecca Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Flowers (Rhododendrons and Azaleas)
Ah, flowers: one of the most common symbols in literature. Well, it's no different here, but maybe just a bit creepier. The blood-red rhododendrons and the white azaleas are both cultivated by Rebe...
The Postcard of Manderley
I paid twopence for the painting – half my weekly pocket money – and then asked the wrinkled shop woman what it was meant to be. She looked astonished at my ignorance."That's Manderley," she sa...
The Clash of the Wedding Presents (Cupid and the Art Books)
This is a pretty in-your-face set of symbols. At one point, Mrs. de Winter's wedding present from Beatrice, a set of art books, smashes Rebecca's wedding present, a super expensive cupid figurine....
I went and stared out of the window at the little clearing where the satyr played his pipes. (18.77)Since pretty much forever, a satyr has been a symbol of insatiable sexual appetites. This particu...
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