A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius Setting & Symbolism

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Will

The will Dave's parents left behind names Beth as Toph's guardian. However, Beth and Dave decide it will be best if Toph stays with Dave the majority of the time.

Bicycle

Toph often gets himself ready and to school on his bicycle because Dave works late at night, sleeping in most mornings. The chain is broken on Toph's bike, but he rides it anyway, using it like a skate board down the hills of San Francisco.

Might Magazine

Might Magazine is a satirical magazine that Dave starts with a group of his friends.

Drawing

Dave has made a drawing of his mother on her death bed. Dave feels the drawing is one of his best, but he also finds it morbid and is unsure why he felt compelled to draw it.

Body Donation Company

Dave's parents decided to have their bodies donated to science. Afterward...

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