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Paul's eyes and his mother's heart both turn to stone. What does this symbolize?

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This symbolizes a lack of emotion, a hardness..... something similar to the death of what we all feel in our hearts. The mother and son ended up feeling nothing.

The third day of the illness was critical: they were waiting for a change.  The boy, with his rather long, curly hair, was tossing ceaselessly on the pillow.   He neither slept nor regained consciousness, and his eyes were like blue stones. His mother sat, feeling her heart had gone, turned actually into a stone.


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