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Bad Behavior: Stories Symbols & Objects

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New York City

New York City symbolizes the pursuit of professional dreams and artistic innovation. It also represents the struggles and disappointments that adults face after the promise of their youth subsides. Thus, many of the characters have resigned themselves to settling for jobs and giving up on their passions. Most of the characters that come to New York are unable to accomplish what they had initially set out to do, and are now reminded of their own failures by the success of others.

Sex

Sex is a means of release and escape from the tedium of one's life. Often, characters are unable to fully verbalize their internal turmoil, with sex alone allowing for an expression of their emotions. Fred is able to fully express his feelings and personality while having sex with Jane, and the man in "A Romantic Weekend" shows the true extent of his...

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