Baines scares me. Even when she goes to him willingly he looks like such a beast. Maybe it is his size compared to hers but he looks violent to me even in the end when they are happy in love and kissing. How did she fall in love with this man? Did she love him because he loved her? Did she love him because he loved her piano playing? This brings me to question what the piano symbolizes. I don't know so I will just throw out some ideas. The piano could symbolize the voice of a woman's desire. Obviously she cannot speak and so I think piece of what the piano symbolizes must be her voice. I think the piano is part of her or she lets herself become a part of it because as a woman she could not be heard through speech. Maybe the piano is her power because it makes people listen to her. Maybe Ada cannot love her new husband because he does not care about her voice. He leaves the piano on the beach and then sells it to Baines. He doesn't see her as a person. But baines badly wants her voice. Not just to own it but to listen to it. Maybe that is why she loves Baines. In the end when her finger is cut off and she cannot play piano she thinks her voice is gone and she has no power left. I think that is why she goes down with the piano. Now why she comes up I don't have the energy to try and figure out now, but I want to ask the question, in the relationship between Ada and Baines, who has the power?