Marissa Meyer

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Mirrors symbolize various characters’ struggles to accept their true identities. Mirrors first appear in the book when Cinder is at the letumosis research lab and sees her reflection in a giant mirror on the wall…

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Cinder’s Mechanical Foot

Cinder’s mechanical foot represents her resourcefulness and perseverance in the face of difficult circumstances. In the book’s opening passage, Cinder replaces her small, rusty, 11-year-old mechanical foot with an expensive new prosthetic. But at…

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