"Be careful, Isa," I implored her, "You only get one chance." "One is all I need." She drew back the arrow slowly, fixing her eyes on the glass window of the stone castle. "I'm no little girl." "I know." I gazed at her, longing for some glimpse of the friend I used to admire so greatly. But all I saw was steely determination, and a fierceness that war had burned into her.
The Arrow symbolizes sin. The Hebrew word for sin literally refers to missing the "gold" at the center of a target, but hitting the target, i.e. error. Another interpretation would be projection (the psychological term).
Character Description - my class were confused over adjectives to describe personality and adjectives to describe appearance. We wrote appearance adjectives on arrows and personality adjectives on hearts. Then we used these words when writing wanted posters for the wolf from The Three Little Pigs.