The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
by Avi
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The Figurehead

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

The Seahawk's figurehead is the carving of a bird. It's first described as "an angry, avenging angel" (1.60). Mr. Cranick's tale is one of revenge, to be sure, but what other injustices are also being righted over the course of the journey?

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