[quote="SteveGC, post:2, topic:265584"]
Not sure about Hannah, but Eve brought sin into the world with her "No", and prefigured the remedy in the second Eve, Mary, with her "yes" to God.
The Ark of the Covenant was the unblemished and perfect vessel which carried the Old Covenant law within it, prefiguring Mary who would be the unblemished and perfect vessel which would carry the Messiah who would bring the New Covenant to all.
Much more depth to these things than that, but that's the cliff notes.
I've heard that Hannah represents spontaneous prayer and it's greater spiritual potential to connect with God. She's in contrast to Eli, who represents rituals and its tendency to dryness and narrow-mindedness. (Eli of all people mistook Hannah's tearful prayers for drunkenness.)
Mary's intercession to Jesus in the Wedding at Cana could be linked to Hannah's personal, spontaneous reach for God.