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Al Capone Does My Homework Symbols & Objects

Gennifer Choldenko
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Buttons

Buttons represent one of Nat’s sources of comfort. She knows each of her buttons by number. On her father’s first day of work as an associate warden, Nat gives him one of her buttons for good luck.

Purple Blanket

This purple blanket represents another source of comfort for Nat. Most of this blanket is destroyed in the apartment fire. Moose is able to find a piece of the blanket and hopes that it will bring Nat enough comfort to calm her anxiety from after the fire. The blanket piece, however, does not work as well as Moose had hoped.

A Fuzzy Turquoise Sweater

This fuzzy turquoise sweater represents the gifts that Piper claims she has been getting from a secret admirer. It turns out Piper had been buying these gifts for herself with counterfeit money she had been getting from the inmates.

The Games

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