Colors and Symbols in The Night Circus

This board will explore colors and symbols used in Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and provide visuals that connect appropriately.
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Tarot cards symbolized fate, as that is what they were used for. Isobel was the fortune teller, and she was the one who read Bailey's fate for him, which inspired him to pursue the circus more.

Tarot cards symbolized fate, as that is what they were used for. Isobel was the fortune teller, and she was the one who read Bailey's fate for him, which inspired him to pursue the circus more.

This image shows time in someone's hand, which is true because of how time was manipulated to slow down the aging of the circus members.

This image shows time in someone's hand, which is true because of how time was manipulated to slow down the aging of the circus members.

The circus in itself could be interpreted as a symbol of love between Celia and Marco the way that they were always trying to "out do" each others love with circus acts and new tents.

The circus in itself could be interpreted as a symbol of love between Celia and Marco the way that they were always trying to "out do" each others love with circus acts and new tents.

Marco wore a mask to hide his true face to everyone, and in a way some of the others kept their true identity to themselves, including Tsukiko. The mask shows how some people had something they wanted to hide.

Marco wore a mask to hide his true face to everyone, and in a way some of the others kept their true identity to themselves, including Tsukiko. The mask shows how some people had something they wanted to hide.

Trees are the base for life just as Bailey became the life for the circus when he took over and set Celia and Marco free.

Trees are the base for life just as Bailey became the life for the circus when he took over and set Celia and Marco free.

Rings were a symbol of bondage, Celia and Marco were bound to the competition through the rings they were given at a young age, but they were also bound to each other as well.

Rings were a symbol of bondage, Celia and Marco were bound to the competition through the rings they were given at a young age, but they were also bound to each other as well.

The circus opened and night and closed by dawn, i think that the circus chose the night because of the sense if mystery that came with the dark, which is the same feeling the circus brought as you never knew what you would stumble upon next.

The circus opened and night and closed by dawn, i think that the circus chose the night because of the sense if mystery that came with the dark, which is the same feeling the circus brought as you never knew what you would stumble upon next.

White is a color of innocence, in which everyone in the story once was until their involvement in the circus. For instance Bailey was an innocent little boy until he got more involved with Poppet and Widget in the circus.

White is a color of innocence, in which everyone in the story once was until their involvement in the circus. For instance Bailey was an innocent little boy until he got more involved with Poppet and Widget in the circus.

Death is usually considered bad, but in the circus the only way to be truly free was to die.

Death is usually considered bad, but in the circus the only way to be truly free was to die.


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DIY Rose petal beads 2 ways: with natural scent and rose oil..  either way, reminded me of my moms rosary made out of these, easy to make into a necklace.

Make Rose Petal Beads

DIY Rose petal beads 2 ways: with natural scent and rose oil.. either way, reminded me of my moms rosary made out of these, easy to make into a necklace.

The bonfire represented life in the novel. The bonfire was not only the life source of the circus but on the night of the lighting Poppet and Widget were born, as though the circus gave them life.

The bonfire represented life in the novel. The bonfire was not only the life source of the circus but on the night of the lighting Poppet and Widget were born, as though the circus gave them life.

Red is a color of passion that also distinguishes the Reveurs from the rest of the crowd. This also shows the passion and love that they had for the circus.

Red is a color of passion that also distinguishes the Reveurs from the rest of the crowd. This also shows the passion and love that they had for the circus.

Gray is a color of neutrality, and that represents Alexander in the competition. Though Alexander was a mentor to Marco, he never interfered and let things work out naturally.

Gray is a color of neutrality, and that represents Alexander in the competition. Though Alexander was a mentor to Marco, he never interfered and let things work out naturally.

The first line from the Night Circus. Cute. (via kalbarteski — CIRCUS painting)

The first line from the Night Circus. Cute. (via kalbarteski — CIRCUS painting)

Skirt with Long vertical stripes and designs-Temperley London

Temperley London at New York Fashion Week Fall 2008

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