I for Isobel

by

Amy Witting

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The Brooch

The brooch that Mr. Mansell gives to Isobel for her ninth birthday is a symbol of Isobel’s loneliness and pitifulness in childhood, as well as her burning desire for more than what she has been…

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The Baby in the Baking Dish

Mrs. Prendergast’s story about the baby in the baking dish represents Isobel’s own traumatic childhood. Mrs. Prendergast tells Isobel about the time when her neighbor’s husband walked into the kitchen to see his…

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