Sredni Vashtar



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Sredni Vashtar Symbols


Toast, in “Sredni Vashtar” represents all the little pleasures that Mrs. De Ropp denies her ward Conradin over the course of the story. Mrs. De Ropp often does not serve toast with tea because…

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Houdan Hen

Like the toast, the Houdan hen is another symbol in “Sredni Vashtar” of something pleasurable and lively that the soul-crushingly middle-class Mrs. De Ropp is intent on getting rid of. While the toast is…

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