Women Knitting Black Wool Analysis

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The two women knitting the black wool seem to signify the Greek embodiments of fate, the Moirae. The Morirae were believed to spin thread representing the life of every person. The fact that these two women are knitting black wool could symbolize a deathly fate for Marlow since they are knitting it in his presence and black usually symbolizes darkness or death. The Fates were also believed to be immortal and they supposedly knew the fate of every man. This symbol can be justified further on pg.15 with the sentences “She seemed to know all about them and about me too. An eerie feeling came over me. She seemed uncanny and FATEFUL
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