Little Children Symbols & Objects

Tom Perrotta
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Bar exam

The bar exam Todd is supposed to take for the third time represents different things for two different people. For Todd, the bar exam represents failure, unmet expectations, and rejection. For Kathy, the bar exam represents hope and potential for a different future.

Football

Todd and Larry's involvement in the Guardians symbolizes for both men the need to be valued, something neither man receives at home. On the football field, Todd and Larry are necessary to the team. They are valued, trusted, and counted on. In both Todd and Larry's home lives, none of that is true. Thus, football fulfills a basic need for both Todd and Larry.

Anti-Ronnie flyers

The anti-Ronnie flyers created and distributed by Larry signify his and the town's attitude of reprehension at their new resident. The fact that the parents take the flyers seriously indicate that they trust an angry...

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