Gun Love Symbols & Objects

Jennifer Clement
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Two-Headed Alligator

The two-headed alligator is a symbol of corrupted innocence. The baby alligator is discovered alone by the creek. Because it is a mutant because of the pollution from the dump, people treat it like a spectacle and tie it to a tree, and then eventually Pastor Rex shoots it, which suggests that anything atypical in American society will be destroyed for no good reason at all.

Sugar

The sugar cubes that Margot always carries with her and always sucks on are a symbol of her sweet, kind nature. This is opposed to the Splenda that Corazon, Pearl's replacement mother, carries in her pocket.

Fly Swatter

The fly swatter is a symbol of cruelty and abuse. Margot's father uses it to kill insects with, and he also uses it to beat her.

Pepsi

Pepsi is a symbol of "good old fashioned" American life. A truck full...

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