No One Is Coming to Save Us Symbols & Objects

Stephanie Powell Watts
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JJ's house

JJ’s house is symbolic of conquering the social strata and achieving the unimaginable. JJ builds his house on Brushy Mountain Lane, among the other wealthy residents' houses in town. His house overlooks the valley below where he grew up. JJ hopes this house will help him to win Ava’s heart.

JJ's house during the affair

JJ’s house, during the affair, is symbolic of immorality. JJ’s house becomes the place where JJ and Ava carry on their affair and where Sylvia rejects them and their affair by leaving. Without Ava in his life, JJ feels empty. Without moral character, a soul is empty. Without residents, a house is empty.

Carrie's trailer

Carrie’s trailer symbolizes the irony when Henry's affair with Carrie leads to having a child with her. Ironically Henry's legal wife is not able to conceive. While most whites in...

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