Correspondents Symbols & Objects

Tim Murphy
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Mahrajan

The Lebanese festival Mahrajan held in Lawton, Mass. in Correspondents, represents cultural diversity in the United States and the ability of immigrants like Rita's family to maintain strong ties and traditions. By the end of the novel, the Mahrajan becomes a scene of tragedy because for right-wing extremists like B.D. the festival represents minority groups taking over the United States.

Bobby's Prosthetic Leg

Bobby's prosthetic leg represents the cost of the Iraq war on American soldiers. More than 1,500 American soldiers came home from Iraq or Afghanistan as amputees as a result of roadside and suicide bombings. However, Bobby shows how life continues despite his physical challenges and, at the end of the novel, he takes down the gun man at the Mahrajan despite his prosthesis.

Fairouz

The famous Lebanese singer Fairouz gets multiple mentions in Correspondents and represents both pride for one's homeland and Arab...

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