What is the meaning of the novel's title: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn? How does the tree function as a symbol throughout the novel?
The tree is described in the novel as a continual symbol of growth:
There's a tree that grows in Brooklyn, Some people call it the Tree of Heaven. No matter where its seed falls, it makes a tree which struggles to reach the sky...
Metaphorically, the tree is Francie, & the other characters who struggle to survive...
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francie is the tree and it represents how she struggles to live. it represents hope and escaping poverty