A Kind of Freedom Symbols & Objects

Sexton, Margaret Wilkerson
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Seventh Ward

The Seventh Ward symbolizes the insular nature of communities. Evelyn’s father, a successful medical doctor, prides himself on being from a relatively wealthy African-American neighborhood in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward, and one of the reasons he is wary of Renard is because of Renard’s low socioeconomic status and his residence in a different ward.

Evelyn’s House

The home of Evelyn and her parents symbolizes wealth and status. Evelyn comes from a relatively high socioeconomic background, and her parents’ relatively large home is a reflection of that status. When Renard spends time in Evelyn’s home, he is often subjected to disapproval from Evelyn’s father, which is visually reinforced by Renard’s presence in the house.

Renard’s Interaction with the Police Officer

Renard’s Interaction with the police officer symbolizes racial persecution. One day, Evelyn sees Renard working at the store...

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