Night at the Fiestas Symbols & Objects

Quade, Kirstin Valdez
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Porcelain doll (Nemecia)

The porcelain doll Nemecia gives to Maria as a baby symbolizes their relationship and childhood together. When Nemecia claims to not remember the doll, this upsets Maria as she feels it is a rejection of her. She later realizes that it is because Nemecia does not think of her at all anymore.

Black dress (Mojave Rats)

Monica’s black dress symbolizes her previous life. She received this expensive dress from her ex mother in law. It serves as a contrast of her old, wealthy life with her new life in a trailer, struggling for money. The dress becomes a symbol of betrayal of her husband to Monica, which is partly the reason she gives it away.

The Nails (The Five Wounds)

Being nailed to the cross symbolizes prestige to Amadeo. He wants to be the best Jesus his town has ever seen and to...

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