Flowers in the Attic Setting & Symbolism

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Picnic Basket

The grandmother brings a picnic basket full of food to the children every morning, except during a ten day period in which she brings nothing to punish the children for Cathy's vanity and Chris' incestuous desires.

Powdered Donuts

The children begin receiving powdered donuts on their food trays, a special treat they have not gotten in the past. Chris eventually discovers that the donuts are laced with arsenic and that it is their mother who put it there in an attempt to keep knowledge of the children from taking her inheritance away.

Paper Flowers

The children attempt to make a garden in the attic by making paper flowers and garden creatures.

Swing

Chris makes and hangs a swing for the twins on their first week in the attic in order to give them a place to play.

Ballet Recordings

Cathy wants to be a dancer, so...

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