Mudbound Setting & Symbolism

Hillary Jordan
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Resl's Letter

Ronsel loses the letter from Resl informing him of the birth of his son in the McAllans' truck. Pappy finds the letter and uses it to form a Klan posse against Ronsel.

Resl's Picture

Jamie has Laura return to Ronsel the picture Resl sent to him of his new son in her letter informing him of the child's existence.

Cigarettes

Pappy runs out of cigarettes during one of Jamie's binges in town and berates him into handing over the truck the moment he returns. It is then that Pappy discovers the letter from Resl that Ronsel lost in the truck.

Pillow

Jamie kills his own father with a pillow in revenge for a lifetime of cruelty and for forcing Jamie to choose how the Klan would mutilate Ronsel.

Knife

Florence plans to murder Pappy with a large knife after her son's tongue is cut out by...

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