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Stone Angel Symbolism Essay Possessions My most treasured possessions are not things they are only things my friends family and animals are what counts Basically The best things in life are not things Putting all of ones faith and trust into things one can see and buy instead of things that are felt is much worse than never putting faith in anything at all It is in people in relationships between and about real living beings that one will see the real truth and beauty of life Things objects have no life they cannot speak they cannot feel there is no possibility of true meaningful relationships This is proved in Margaret Laurences Stone Angel She uses a piece of the past within Hagars family to show the persuasive value possessions can have on a person She uses family monuments to show this as well Lastly she uses a gift from a family member to prove her point In the novel The Stone Angel Margaret Laurence uses the symbol of possessions to illustrate that when a person hides themselves emotionally from the world their relationships are consequently shallow and unfulfilling until discovering that sharing bonds with people is an essential and inherent part of life In possession symbolism the plaid pin is used to show Hagar concealing her emotions from everyone including herself She has always been proud of her heritage and even as a child she coveted all of the intricacies that came with being a member of the Clanranald MacDonalds Whenever Mr Currie would ask his children about their heritage it would always be she who would enthusiastically holler their war cry Gainsay who dare Eventually the pin was passed on to her but she never speaks of it Hagar loved their historical background and it was important to her but she had never really been close to her dad To compare the care she had for her dad with the pin suffice
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