People Like That Are the Only People Here: Canonical Babbling in Peed Onk Symbols & Objects

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Cancer

In this story, cancer symbolizes adversity, a concept that the narrative explores as inevitable yet unpredictable. The Baby’s cancer diagnosis is sudden and unexpected, and the ensuing ordeal creates much stress and worry. Throughout the story. The Mother indirectly grapples with the idea that all people must suffer misfortune, yet it is impossible to actually foresee such adversity.

Surgery

The Baby’s surgery symbolizes risk and helplessness. Throughout the Baby’s surgery, the Mother and the Husband can do nothing but sit in the waiting room and worry about the possibility of medical complications as a result of the surgery. They are helpless to influence the outcome, and they are also helpless to escape their emotional distress.

Suction Tube

The suction tube symbolizes the fallibility of authority. After the Baby’s surgery, the Baby is connected by tubes to several medical devices. One of these...

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