Goodbye and Good Luck Symbols & Objects

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The Tablecloth

The tablecloth embroidered with Vlashkin’s name at the restaurant represents Vlashkin’s fame. The fact that he has his own designated table at a busy restaurant shows that he is respected among the community, because people give him the privilege of a guaranteed space to eat no matter how busy the restaurant is.

Rose's Apartment

Rose’s apartment represents her independence and her separation from her family’s customs. When Rose leaves her mother to live in the apartment, her mother argues profusely. Since Rose leaves because she loves Vlashkin, it can be concluded that her moving to the apartment symbolizes her breaking away from her family ties and pursuing a more independent life.

The Theater

The theater symbolizes Rose’s love life. Theater connotes performance and opulence. While Rose is dating Vlashkin, her life improves, because she gets a raise and she gets...

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