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Send Down the Rain Symbols & Objects

Charles Martin
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Jug of Milk and Oreos

The jug of milk and Oreos is a symbol of the relationship between Bobby and Joseph. The boys often drink milk an eat Oreo cookies together when they are upset. For instance, Bobby brings a jug of milk and Oreos to Joseph on the day that their father walks out on their mother. On the day that Joseph and Allie find Bobby after he is forced to resign from his job as a Senator, Joseph brings the milk and cookies. Their act of eating together is a symbol of their renewed relationship after Bobby tells the truth about his military career.

Brass Zippo Lighter

The Brass Zippo lighter is a symbol of hope. Even though Joseph does not smoke, he has this lighter made in Vietnam and engraved with the words “send down the rain” (326) on one side. These are the words...

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