What Is Miss Strangeworth Symbolize In The Possibility Of Evil

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In the story, “The Possibility of Evil” by Shirley Jackson uses several symbols to tell her story about Miss Strangeworth. One symbol she uses are the roses, they represent Miss Strangeworth’s purity in a world full of evil. they are her children and see them as incorruptible object. Another symbol she uses are the letters which Miss Strangeworth send to the people of her town. They represent Miss Strangeworth’s “beacon of light”into a world consumed in darkness. This is the way in which Miss Strangeworth’s helps in cleansing the evil in her little town. One last symbol is Miss Strangeworth’s name. Her name shows her strange life and how strange it is that she likes sending people those mean letters. Certain symbols have meanings in today’s
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