Water is a powerful image in this book. When does Liz encounter water? What do you think water symbolizes?

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to know what others think the water symbolizes...I did not get that it was a symbol for anything.... the river of life?

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

she travel to elsewhere on a boat. the binoculars she looks through face the water. she can talk to people in the real world when she is in water. and she returns to the real world through water

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Homer! said...

water symbolizes life

6:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One Of the images I remember most was when Liz was talking to her brother from the water fountian at her best friends wedding. Water seem to be the conection between life and death in the book, almost the in between of life and death, as when Liz was stuck under water.

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the end of the book when the baby Liz going down the river back to Earth as a different person, the last lines say "she thought of a girl who was lost in the ocean but found the shore."
this refers to herself, and I think it means she was stuck between trying to get back to her past life or moving on into the Elsewhere life. In the end, she found the shore (Elsewhere life). It also symbolizes that she could only choose to go to one shore, etc. one life. and the girl who reached the shore was happy nevertheless.

8:59 PM  

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