Going to Meet the Man Setting & Symbolism

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Rockpile, appears in The Rockpile

There is a rockpile across the street from the Grimes' apartment building. The boys have been instructed not to play on it because it is dangerous, but Roy decides to go one day out of boredom. Roy is injured, but by a thrown can, not a rock.

Butterfly Brooch, appears in The Outing

John, Roy, and David buy a butterfly brooch for Sylvia, a girl who attends the church.

Boat, appears in The Outing

On the Fourth of July, the church rents a boat to take the congregation on an outing to Bear Mountain. The pastor holds a church service on the boat that causes David to feel like a sinner because of his feelings for John.

Farm, appears in The Man Child

Eric's father owns a farm that includes both lands his father left to him and lands he bought from his...

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