God Help the Child Symbols & Objects

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The Color Yellow

Yellow is an important symbol in this story because it is the color that Booker associates with his murdered brother, Adam. The last time he seems Adam alive, he’s wearing a bright yellow shirt. When he helped identify his body, Adam still wore the yellow shirt although it was tattered and dirty. At the funeral, Booker put a yellow rose on Adam’s casket. Booker attempts to get a yellow rose tattoo, but the artist doesn’t have yellow, forcing him to settle for an orangish red. Pale yellow is the color of Queen’s mailbox indicating that she and her home are no longer significant or important despite the irony of having the name Queen, a regal word, painted on the box.

Rain

An actual product of nature, rain is a prominent symbol in this story. Rain can be seen as something...

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