Among the Ten Thousand Things Symbols & Objects

Julia Pierpont
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Seinfeld Fan Fiction

The fan fiction that Kay writes symbolizes how she struggles to interpret what is happening around her. She writes about Seinfeld because it is a show about nothing, and she feels that her life is mundane. As she begins to process what is happening in her family, Kay's writing becomes more explicit.

The Box

The box symbolizes Jack's affair. Deb is able to get past Jack's infidelity until she is confronted with tangible proof that it happened. Seeing the box makes her question her marriage as well as how she reacted to the affair when she found out about it.

The Explosion at the Art Exhibit

The explosion at the art exhibit symbolizes the breakdown of Jack and Deb's marriage. Just as the explosion causes his exhibition to close, the box causes Deb to confront the fact that she wants out of her marriage...

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