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Clayton Byrd Goes Underground Symbols & Objects

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Porkpie Hat

The porkpie hat symbolizes Clayton’s love for Cool Papa, and his desire to be a Bluesmen, and professional musician. It also symbolizes how Cool Papa is with Clayton, protecting him, even after his death. Cool Papa wears the porkpie hat when he plays the blues, and when he dies Clayton’s mother tries to sell it along with his other things. Clayton takes it from the yard sale and hides it, and later when he runs away he takes the hat with him. He can still smell his grandfather in the brim. Like Cool Papa, Clayton has taken the hat with him on his adventure. When he meets the Beat Boys, Train Ear steals it from Clayton and he is too short to take it back. Train Ear wears the hat around the city, which forces Clayton to follow him in a desperate desire...

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