The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence

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The Stone angel monument is a symbol of pride itself as it was brought from Italy to show the wealth and power of Jason Currie but purposely to mark the grave of his dead wife. "She was not the only angel in the Manawaka cemetery, but she was the first, the largest, and certainly the costliest."(Laurence 3) There is also another form of pride most easily displayed in the fact that the only time Hagar cries throughout all her tragedies and lost loved ones is at the Doctor's office...
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"I prided myself upon keeping my pride intact, like some maidenhead" (Laurence, 81) Hagar speaks of self-pride being similar to possessing your virginity. It gives her that sense of decency and well being. Just as Hagar believes she is above everyone else, she also believes The Stone Angel is above all of the other gravestones, describing them as a lesser breed and insufficient in marking the death of the deceased...
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