The Great Santini Symbols & Objects

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F-8 Jet

F-8 Jets are Marine Corps fighter planes that are flown by Bull and members of Squadron 367. They are fast, powerful machines. While Bull loves flying, he also fears it. Bull is killed when his F-8's engine catches fire and explodes.

.38 Handgun

A .38 handgun is what Red Pettus wields when he attempts to scare Toomer after being humiliated by Toomer in town. Unfortunately, Red accidentally mortally wounds Toomer with the .38 instead.

Flight Jacket

Bull's first flight jacket is given to Ben on his eighteenth birthday as a symbol of manhood and as preparation for Ben's career in the Marines. It is one of the proudest days of Bull's life, and he is absolutely thrilled to pass the jacket along to Ben. Ben wears the jacket with pride at home. He also wears it when he drives out to check on Toomer following the incident with...

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