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The Symbolism of Lavs fish dream A fish can symbolize many different things such as sensitivity knowledge and also has a famous representation of Jesus Christ in the Christian religion but its the symbolism of the fish in Lavs dreams in Waiting for time that is the topic of this essay At the beginning of Waiting for Time the reader sees Lav as a well off young lady without many troubles in this world but there is one thing that troubles her very much and thats the lack of knowledge she has of her past She has a lot of questions that she wants answered about her past and her mother doesnt help much Lav wants to find her way back home to where she was born Lav gets a job in Newfoundland she sees this as an opportunity to find her roots It is when she is on the plane that the reader first hears of her fish dreams but the reader also knows that this is not the first time that Lav has had these dreams about fish or to be more precise salmon At first you wouldnt think that these dreams really meant anything besides the fact she was going to Newfoundland to do a report on fish It wasnt till nearly the end of the book that I really caught the meaning of the dreams that Lav was having about salmon If it was another fish in her dreams I would never have caught any meaning to these dreams at all its the salmon that carry all the meaning and the symbolism of her dreams Its the very nature and the life purpose of a salmon that directly relates to and symbolizes Lav Andrews The life of a salmon starts out as an egg when it hatches it leaves the river where it was born and makes its way out into the vast unpredictable ocean and
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