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Who is Martha? What do you think she symbolizes to Lt.Cross?  

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ambitious16 | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 22, 2013 at 8:48 PM via web

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Who is Martha? What do you think she symbolizes to Lt.Cross?

 

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kayla1996 | Student, Grade 11 | Honors

Posted May 15, 2013 at 1:53 AM (Answer #1)

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Martha is the woman that Lieutenant Cross is in love with. He is often reading her letters and poems and looking at her photographs. He is also always thinking and day dreaming about her. When Lavender gets killed, he blames himself for being distracted by Martha. She symbolizes the distraction that gets men killed.

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