Boy Meets Boy Symbols & Objects

David Levithan
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Religious parables

The religious parables that Tony tells his friends, who in turn recite the parables to Tony's parents, represent the loyalty that Paul and his friends have for Tony. Although Tony's parents limit what Tony is able to do because of their religious disagreement with his homosexuality, Paul and Tony's other friends are all incredibly supportive of him.

Motorcycle-riding cheerleaders

Uncommon traditions, such as motorcycle-riding cheerleaders, represent the unusually whimsical traditions of Paul's high school. Later in the novel, Tony will commiserate that his town and high school do not match the welcoming nature of Paul's town and high school.

Noah's room

Noah bringing back Paul to his bedroom represents Noah's desire to fully reveal himself to Paul. Noah's family home has not had many guests, since the family has recently moved to the town, making Noah's invitation emotionally significant.

Paul's lost sweater

Paul's favorite sweater...

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