I'm Thinking of Ending Things Symbols & Objects

Iain Reid
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Picture of Jake

This picture of Jake represents his lack of self-awareness because of his mental illness. The Girlfriend, a facet of Jake’s personality, believes the photo looks like her as a child. She is correct because she is a facet of Jake’s personality, one of which he is not aware.

A Rusty, Old Black Pickup

This rusty black pickup represents Jake’s solitude. The Girlfriend believes it is strange anyone would be at the school alone on such a night. In reality, Jake was always alone. He even took his breaks in his truck to keep from having to interact with other people.

The Vandalism

The vandalism to the school represents Jake’s cry for help. The graffiti he painted on the school walls was his way of asking for help. Even though other people saw Jake writing the graffiti and then noticed he...

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