Freedom (novel) Symbols & Objects

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"Mistakes Were Made" (Patty's Memoir)

The author (and Patty) uses the memoir to symbolize a type of confession and, eventually, to plead for forgiveness. The first sections of the memoir act as a confession, as she is explicitly confessing her wrongdoing. However, the second part of the memoir (the one she sends to Walter) acts as a plea for forgiveness, as Patty has seen the consequences of her actions and wants to seemingly start over. Thanks to the second part of the memoir, she gets her wish.

Eliza's "Patty" Piece of Paper

The author uses the piece of paper that Eliza gives to Patty at a basketball game to symbolize Eliza's burgeoning obsession over Patty. The paper is filled with Patty's name, written over and over again. This is only the tip of the iceberg regarding Eliza's obsessive tendencies, but Patty does not realize this until much...

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