What is the symbolism of the harp in Davita's Harp?

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The harp that hangs on the door wherever Davita lives is a symbol of imagination, continuity, and hope. The harp is there whenever Davita moves from place to place and when she experiences new emotional events in her life. The harp also appears in her vision. The symbolic use of the harp also leads to the theme that a person's imagination can be a source of strength when that person goes through a difficult time and can also help him/her to heal.

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