Ghosts: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Raina Telgemeier
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Día de los muertos

Día de los muertos symbolizes the seriousness of Maya’s illness and how her death is inevitable, even if she does not die in the novel.

Ghosts

Ghosts symbolize how Cat and Maya are coping with Maya’s illness and their desire to remain connected.

Fog

Fog symbolizes how Maya’s illness hangs over the family.

Halloween

Halloween symbolizes how Cat and Maya can find joy in celebrating the known as they prepare for the unfamiliar, such as día de los muertos.

Breathing Tube

The breathing tube symbolizes Maya’s illness and her vulnerability.

Move

The move symbolizes how the family is adjusting to the severity of Maya’s illness.

Skeleton

The skeleton symbolizes the support the presence of a loved one’s ghost gives to the living.

Breath

Breath symbolizes life and how the living can give life to...

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