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Jessica
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The Bridge of Sighs in Venice

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For those of you who don't know, in Venice, Italy, there is an actual bridge called "the bridge of sighs." (Read a bit about it on Wikipedia.) Has anyone been to Venice and seen the bridge itself?

Lucy talks about the bridge: “Crossing this bridge, the convicts -- at least the ones without money or influence -- came to understand that all hope was lost” [p. 320].

How does the historical function of the bridge, as well as the myths surrounding it, relate to characters’ lives?

As you read the book, in light of this information, consider what the title means to the story.

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Re: The BRIDGES of Sighs in Venice/Thomaston

Did anyone notice the book cover art for the Bridge of Sighs? The bridge on the cover is split in two. One half is the Bridge of Sighs in Venice and the other half is the bridge from Lucy's childhood in Thomaston. Pretty neat. I didn't notice it until I looked at the cover closely.
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Re: The BRIDGES of Sighs in Venice/Thomaston



Pgibbs2341 wrote:
Did anyone notice the book cover art for the Bridge of Sighs? The bridge on the cover is split in two. One half is the Bridge of Sighs in Venice and the other half is the bridge from Lucy's childhood in Thomaston. Pretty neat. I didn't notice it until I looked at the cover closely.




All--

It's funny that you mentioned this. I just noticed it tonight as I was finishing the book and really looked at the cover closely.

The footbridge that was so instrumental in Lou's problems was like the Bridge of Sighs--once you crossed both, your former life was a thing of the past.

Later--

Mair
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Re: The BRIDGES of Sighs in Venice/Thomaston

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I did the same when I finished Bridge of Sighs. I didn't want it to end so badly that I just stared at the cover hoping a new chapter would pop out or something. That is when I noticed the cover too!! Great minds...

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