Al Capone Shines My Shoes Symbols & Objects

Gennifer Choldenko
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Moose's Request of Al Capone

Moose’s request of Al Capone symbolizes a foolish trust and underscores Moose’s dad’s life lesson that one should always shine one’s own shoes – and not owe favors to other. Moose seeks Al Capone’s help in pulling strings to get Natalie into the Marinoff School in San Francisco. Capone intervenes, but tells Moose that Moose owes him, now. Moose can only hope that Al Capone will not give him some horrific task to accomplish. Ultimately, Al Capone simply asks Moose to deliver yellow roses to his wife.

Al Capone's "Your Turn" Note

Al Capone’s “Your turn” note symbolizes the dangers of dealing with convicts as well as underscores Moose’s dad’s life lesson that one should always shine one’s own shoes – and not owe favors to other. After Al Capone gets Natalie into Marinoff, he...

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