The Pushcart War Setting & Symbolism

Jean Merrill
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Pushcarts

Pushcarts are small vendor carts seen all over New York City that vendors use to sell everything from hotdogs to clothing.

Peashooters

The vendors use peashooters that Carlos's son invented that allow the shooter to use peas with pins stuck in them.

Pea-Tacks

Pea-tacks are dried peas with pins or tacks stuck in them that the vendors and later the Frank the Flower Clubs use to shoot out the tires on trucks.

Tacks Tax

The Tacks Tax is a tax the mayor imposes on tacks in order to stop children from shooting out truck tires. However, people become so upset about the tax that the mayor revokes it a week later.

The Pea Blockade

The Pea Blockade is another of the mayor's attempts to keep people from shooting out the tires of trucks. The Pea Blockade is the shutting down of all pea packaging plants in order...

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