Objects & Places from Water by the Spoonful

Quiara Alegría Hudes
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Subway Uniform

This object symbolizes Elliot's shame and embarrassment surrounding his role in society since returning from his military tour of duty in Iraq.

Mirror

This object's destruction by Elliot represents his anger at himself for not being present when his mother's health took a turn for the worse.

Water Wings

This object symbolizes the courage to conquer one's fears. ChutesandLadders explains to Odessa/Haikumom and Madeleine/Orangutan that he has been terrified of the ocean ever since his near-drowning at Coronado Beach. Odessa/Haikumom responds by telling ChutesandLadders that she is going to send him this object, implying that it will remind him to conquer his fears.

Odessa/Haikumom's Computer

This object represents the site administrator's ability to reach out and to help others with their own addictions. This object is scorned by Elliot since it represents for him the nurturing mother that he never had in...

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