A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Betty Smith

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Symbols

The Tree

The tree with the umbrella leaves is a symbol of hope and endurance, as well as an indication that it is possible to dream and to be an individual in a setting that often demands…

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The Brown Bowl

Francie admires the “little golden-brown pottery jug” filled with flowers that sits at the end of the librarian’s desk—a thing that the librarian hardly notices until Francie mentions it. The janitor—or “somebody”—has placed the…

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