Delicious Foods Symbols & Objects

James Hannaham
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Scotty/Crack

The author makes use of crack cocaine in order to show Darlene's (and others) altered state and chemical dependence. If readers look to Scotty in particular, when Scotty narrates he often speaks of having control over Darlene, as he fills her with his smoke. Delicious Farms takes advantage of this by providing a steady stream of drugs to the workers. Due to the work's dependence, they stay in order to secure a consistent supply. The drug also causes hallucinations, symbolizing their deteriorating mental state.

Darlene's Shoes

The author uses Darlene's shoes to symbolize Darlene's frustrations, and the shoes are used as an object that can be used to relieve her guilt. After's murder, Darlene is found sleeping next to the shoe rack, and readers eventually learn that Darlene decides to destroy the hoses. At this point in her life, she is using the shoes as...

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