Indignation Symbols & Objects

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Winesburg College

Winesburg College symbolizes insular conservatism and unfamiliar surroundings. Marcus transfers to Winesburg College to escape his father, but he finds it difficult to accept the highly conservative and religious culture of the college. Because of his contrasting personality and background, he clashes with the college's character and administration as represented by Dean Caudwell.

Butcher Shop

The kosher butcher shop symbolizes Marcus' family roots and heritage. Marcus' parents practice Judaism and come from a poor, working-class background, all of which is indicated by Marcus' father's kosher butcher shop. Marcus seeks to reject these religious and working-class aspects by eschewing religion and aspiring to be a successful lawyer.

Robert Treat College

Robert Treat College symbolizes personal fulfillment and mental stimulation. In contrast to his experiences of Winesburg College, Marcus finds his classes and professors at Robert Treat College in Newark to be highly competent and stimulating. However...

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