Funny Girl Symbols & Objects

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Mayor’s Wife

The mayor's wife, early in the book, is a symbol of fleeting beauty. A former beauty queen, now she is just insulted by her husband, who married her for her looks. Sophie pays attention to this cautionary tale.

Blackpool

Blackpool could have been any small town in Britain, because it represents a small town with no real future.

I Love Lucy

Growing up, Sophie idolized Lucille Ball, not only in the shows, but outside of them. She longs to be just like Lucy. The show and Lucy's life are symbols for who she wants to become.

Changing her Name

When Barbara changes her name to Sophie Straw, it indicates her willingness to give up her own identity to be who the studio would like her to be. The word, Straw, is an interesting choice, since straw is dried up and brittle, not strong at...

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