Boot Camp Setting & Symbolism

Todd Strasser
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Families

The inmates at Harmony Lake are divided into groups called 'families'. Each family is led by a chaperone who is referred to as father or mother. Each group is given a name. Garrett's 'family' is called Dignity.

Letter to Sabrina

Joe forces Garrett to write a letter to Sabrina to get out of TI. Joe does not think the letter expresses Garrett's mistake in getting involved in the relationship properly, so he tears it up. Later, however, Garrett learns that Joe sent a copy of the letter to Garrett's parents to serve as an example of Garrett's progress at the camp.

Broken Pencil

Garrett finds a broken pencil in the parking lot one afternoon. He hides the pencil in his pillow case and uses it to write notes to Sarah.

Soft Markers

Students are given soft markers to write with at reflections or class time because they...

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