Gwendy's Button Box Symbols & Objects

Richard Chizmar and Stephen King
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Suicide Stairs

The Suicide Stairs represent the inability of a small community to change or even to protect its citizens. Farris makes a snide comment about these stairs when Gwendy tells him the story of how the landmark got its nickname. At that point, only two people had killed themselves by jumping from the stairs. The town leaders had decided that was not enough to renovate the stairs so they would be safer or tear them down completely. When Olive jumps from the stairs and kills herself, Gwendy takes care of the morbidly named landmark by destroying them using the red button on the button box.

Black Hat

The black hat is a symbol of the mystery surrounding Farris. On the day that she first meets Farris, Gwendy sees Farris leave walking down the Suicide Stairs. Before he has had time to walk down the entire set...

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