Hope and Faith
The rain in this painting represents the despair and loss of hope in Elie's mind. Think of each raindrop as a bit of his hope. They fall from him one by one and hit the ground.
This snow-laden cemetery resembles the inner freezing and death inside of Elie's heart. The God that he loved he felt abandoned him. His once vibrant spirit became subdued. His faith had left him.
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