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What is the importance of flowers in the novel Rebecca

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Flowers are used as symbolism in this novel. The most important instance of this is the rhododendrons. There is a bewildering profusion of them around the drive leading up to Manderley, and the narrator is startled to see them as she arrives at Manderley for the first time. Indeed they are very striking in appearance, being blood-red and huge. The narrator, in fact, is quite shocked by the sight of them.

These were monsters, rearing to the sky, massed like a battalion, too beautiful I thought, too powerful; they were not like plants at all. (chapter 7)

The narrator, then,...

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