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Bud, Not Buddy Setting & Symbolism

Christopher Paul Curtis
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Objects/Places

"Rules and Things" List

This list details rules of honesty, distrust of adults, and other fear and trust issues. Bud uses these rules to help him protect himself against euphemisms adults use regarding death, as well as other big life changes. He feels the confidence and assurance to go forth and do what is necessary instead of fearing results of what might happen if he blindly listens to everything adults have told him throughout his young life. Bud uses these as tools to keep him focusing on his journey instead of feeling victim to his surroundings. One example of such a rule is #83, which states, "If a Adult Tells You Not to Worry, and You Weren't Worried Before, You Better Hurry Up and Start 'Cause You're Already Running Late."

Rocks

The rocks are pebbles saved from when Bud's mother was alive. Bud never questions...

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