High Dive: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Jonathan Lee
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Initiation

An initiation symbolizes the changing of Dan’s life. Dan is ordered to kill one of Dawson’s two dogs. Dan refuses. It is the last time he will ever err on the side of life: he is now a part of a terrorist organization that will orchestrate killings. Dan’s life has indeed changed through his initiation, and he will never be the same man again.

Dan's father's work gloves

Dan’s father’s work gloves symbolize a becoming, a picking up of where his father left off, of assuming the work still to be done – both in the garden and politically. Dan tries on his father’s gloves while preparing to garden and considering the past where his father died during a protest march. It is after trying on the gloves that Dan ultimately finds himself a part of the Grand Hotel bombing. However...

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