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About a Boy Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Pills

Fiona attempts suicide by taking an overdose of pills, which are a sedative of some kind.

Athletic Shoes

Will buys Marcus a pair of athletic shoes in an attempt to help him look more conventional and to keep the bullies from torturing him. Unfortunately, the bullies steal the shoes the following day.

Ellie's Sweatshirt

Ellie wears a sweatshirt daily that has a picture of Kurt Cobain on the front. This begins the first conversation between Marcus and Ellie and gives Marcus something to talk to her about.

Car Seat

Will buys a car seat and covers it in junk food in order to make it appear that he is the father of a two year old boy.

Kurt Cobain Cutout

Ellie breaks a window in a music store and takes a Kurt Cobain cutout because she thinks the store's owner is using the cutout to take advantage...

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