Beast: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Brie Spangler
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Bad haircut

A bad haircut symbolizes humiliation for Dylan. When the no-hat policy goes into effect at school, Dylan wants to get a nice haircut. Instead, JP pays the barber to shave his head. This makes Dylan believe he looks worse, and humiliates him at school.

Fall from the roof

The fall from the roof symbolizes the beginning of a transformation in Dylan’s life. Dylan, hurting from the bad haircut, goes out onto his roof for fresh air and to retrieve a lost football before slipping and falling off. This leads him to the hospital, then to therapy, and then to meeting Jamie.

Therapy group

Therapy group symbolizes new beginnings. Dylan, along with Jamie and numerous others, attend therapy group at the outpatient wing of the hospital. There, they talk about their problems and do their best to be supportive of one another as they enter...

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