At Hiruharama

by

Penelope Fitzgerald

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The Lawyer

The lawyer in the Tanners’ family serves as a twofold symbol of the family’s quest for upward mobility and of their guiding motto to “throw nothing away,” or to look for value in overlooked and…

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Standpipe

The standpipe adds significant value to Tanner and Kitty’s homestead and symbolizes the theme that value can often be found in overlooked or neglected places. When Kitty and Tanner find their new house, they…

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