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What is the significance of the wild rosebush?
To the Puritans, it may represent grace. A sign of hope to prisoners coming and going.
The thorns of the rosebush may represent the hidden evils in society.
It is a sign of a new life, a baptism.
It is foreshadowing of a love story.
It is illustrative of the Puritan's desire to beatify even the most dismal landscape.