Which characters are symbolic in The Witch of Blackbird Pond?Please include specific characters that represent things.
Remember that a character who is symbolic will stand for something greater than him/herself. With this in mind, many of the characters from The Witch of Blackbird Pond fit the bill. Most of them are symbolic of entire groups of people or human emotions/tendencies.
You could start by examining Hannah. How do other people treat her, and why is she so isolated? What group of people might she represent (hint: she does not only represent Quakers)?
How about Judith and Mercy? They seem to symbolize two opposite things. I think they could be symbolic of certain human characteristics.