In the play, the two elm trees symbolize Maw’s and Abbie’s oppressive and/or powerful maternal energy, which often goes unseen but nevertheless has a strong influence on the male characters.
Eben’s mother…read analysis of Elm Trees
In the play, stones have two layers of symbolic significance. On the surface, they represent the hardships of farm labor in 19th-century America. The Cabot family’s New England farmland is unforgivingly rocky, and they spend…read analysis of Stones