This is the object that the narrator's little brother eats because there was nothing else to eat. It reminds the narrator that they are not well-provided for.
This is an activity that symbolizes the growing trust and friendship between the two main female characters of the book.
This is a gesture done by one of the two main female characters that indicates when she is kidding.
Blue Velvet Dress
This is the article of clothing that symbolizes the conflict between one of the main characters and her mother. It also emphasizes the difference between appearance and authentic identity.
Kentucky Fried Chicken
This is the favorite food of the narrator's mother. It symbolizes what the narrator does to try to help her mother. It also emphasizes the mother's apathy, loss of appetite, and disinterest in daily living.
A Blank Sheet of Paper
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