Smile: A Novel Symbols & Objects

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Local bar

The local bar represents Victor's re-commitment to his hometown, a decision he is unwilling to make at the time. If he had a local, Victor would then again be a local of the town. Although Victor goes to Donnelly's nearly every night, he hesitates in calling the place his local. In this context, a "local" means one's regular place, a place where one is known and knows others.

Fitzpatrick's Shorts

Fitzpatrick's shorts represent everything that Victor dislikes about Fitzpatrick; they are vulgar and offensive in that they are so short that they reveal his public hair. Fitzpatrick wears these shorts often.

Meals on Heels

Rachel's female chef-focused catering company is what gets her ahead, which, in turn, symbolizes her independence and success. At the same time as Rachel succeeds, she is still criticized because she is a woman. For example, she is open about her...

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