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Al Capone Does My Shirts Setting & Symbolism

Gennifer Choldenko
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Objects/Places

Snitch Box

The Snitch Box is a metal detector that visitors to and residents of Alcatraz must walk to in order to gain access to the island and/or prison.

Box of Buttons

Natalie is calmed by counting and objects. Natalie has a collection of buttons that she likes to fondle and count. When Natalie begins seeing Mrs. Kelly, her mother is told to take the buttons from her. Moose, however, allows Natalie to play with her buttons until his mother quietly takes the buttons away.

Laundry Bags

Each family living on Alcatraz has their laundry done in the prison laundry. Piper sneaks some clothes from her school classmates in the Flanagan family, Mattaman family, and Annie's family laundry bags in a scheme to make money.

Convict Ball

The convicts often play baseball in the prison exercise yard. When a ball goes over the wall, the batter is...

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