All We Ever Wanted Symbols & Objects

Emily Giffin
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Photo of Lyla

This photo of Lyla is a symbol of Finch’s lies as well as a myriad of things wrong with modern society. Finch lies about this photo, telling Lyla that Polly took it in hopes that he will not get punished. The picture additionally demonstrates the pervasive lack of respect for other people and their emotions as well as ignorance about illegal immigrants and people of different races.

Cartier Watch

This Cartier watch is a symbol of materialism. Nina rationalizes that her watch is not as major a symbol of materialism as her friend Melanie’s diamond Rolex that she bought herself for Mother’s Day. Because Nina’s expensive watch was a gift, she reasons that it is not as obscene a flaunting of wealth as Melanie’s

Short Dress

Short dresses are often seen as a symbol of promiscuity. When Melanie discusses...

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