What, specifically, do the carvings on the piano represent?

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The carvings on the piano represent the past.  There is a very profound implication here.  On one hand, Miss Ophelia felt bad that the slaves to whom she had grown attached were now gone because of the piano.  When Boy Willie carves both Doaker's grandmother and father in the piano, he also carves the entire past of slavery and what it means to live with such a long,...

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