Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key Setting & Symbolism

Jack Gantos
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Tasmanian Devil

The Tasmanian Devil is a hyper and destructive cartoon to whom Joey often compares himself

Big Quiet Chair

The Big Quiet Chair is a chair in the special education classroom that the children use to read quietly.

Transdermal Patch

A Transdermal Patch is used to constantly deliver medication into the body.

Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is the city where both Joey's father and grandmother go to live, after abandoning him.

Amish

The Amish are a group of individuals who live and work according to strict religious principles.

Special Education

Special Education is a form of education tailored to fit the needs of students who are unable to learn in a standard classroom environment. This includes students with mental or physical disabilities.

Brain SPECT Test

The SPECT is the test done on Joey to determine if his brain is injured.

Amaretto Sour

An Amaretto Sour is the type of...

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