George and Lizzie Symbols & Objects

Pearl, Nancy
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Bowling Balls

George and Lizzie first meet one another in an Ann Arbor bowling alley while they are attending the University of Michigan. They did not know one another, nor did they notice one another, as they played in adjacent lanes. George lets go of his ball smoothly. Then Lizzie throws hers, and it shoots spinning down the alley until it collides with George’s. This symbolizes the roles that each character plays in their future relationship.George is tranquil and sure of himself, steadily proceeding through life, while Lizzie enters his life as an emotionally tumultuous, heartbroken young woman.

Football

Football has a presence in much of Lizzie’s life, starting with dating Maverick, a start player of her high school, to playing the Great Game, to going to watching football games later on with George after they’re married. The voices in her head from...

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