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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from The Virgin Suicides

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


Cecilia's diary - This object was found by a worker and given to the neighborhood boys, who pore over it as they try in vain to decode the deeper meaning of its content.

The 1920s wedding dress - This object belonged to Cecilia, and was something she had on at almost all times.

The big city - This is a nameless location near the suburb, both feared and purposely ignored by the isolated suburban community.

The bra - This object, stolen from the Lisbon house by Peter Sissen, belonged to Lux...

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