A House Among the Trees Symbols & Objects

Glass, Julia
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Morty's House

Morty’s House represents both hurt and redemption. Many things happen in that home. Regarding the idea of hurt, Morty passes away, Soren dies of AIDS, and Tommy and Dani lose their sibling relationship. Regarding the idea of redemption, Nick finds the key to the lockbox containing Morty’s childhood pictures, and Merry comes to terms with Morty not including her in his will. Even Tommy, who was affected the hardest by Morty’s death, is able to overcome her mourning and complete what Morty asked of her.

Morty's Childhood Paintings

Morty’s childhood paintings represent a past he wants to forget. He paid $1,000 per piece just to lock them away in a bank. No one but himself knew where they were. They remind him of the pain he went through as a child. Of the heartache and loss of innocence. Yet, to the other...

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