Dear Evan Hansen Symbols & Objects

Val Emmich
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Tree

The tree that Evan climbs symbolizes despair and loneliness. During the summer before senior year of high school, Evan climbs a tree, falls, and breaks his arm. He eventually comes to terms with the fact that he jumped out of the tree on purpose. After falling, he laid there for hours and no one came to help him. He felt sad and lonely both before and after the act of jumping.

Baseball Mitt

Connor's baseball mitt symbolizes the tension between friendship and deception. Larry gives Connor's old, unused baseball glove to Evan. Evan grows close to the Murphy family after Connor's death, as Evan lied that he was good friends with Connor. Evan and the Murphys provide mutual emotional support for each other, but the relationship is unfortunately built on Evan's lie.

Apple Orchard

The apple orchard is a symbol of hope and purity and joy...

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