Dissident Gardens Symbols & Objects

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Lincoln shrine

Rose’s Abraham Lincoln shrine symbolizes the extent to which Rose is a narcissist and committed to the Communist cause. Rose idolizes Lincoln because Lincoln was a great changer of sociocultural norms; and because he was killed for what he believed in. Rose, too, is willing to die for what she believes in, and as such, will never alter or change her views on Communism.

Sandburg's Lincoln books

The Lincoln volumes written by Sandburg symbolize the kind of memorial Rose wants. The volumes make up the center of her shrine to Lincoln. Rose intends to be a heroic leader of the Communist Revolution in America, and so wishes to have books like Sandburg’s written about her.

American freedom and free markets

American freedom and free markets symbolize the reason why Communism never takes hold in America. While in other countries, Communism is seen as...

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