Stargirl Setting & Symbolism

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Senor Saguaro

Senor Saguaro is the giant tattered cactus that grows in Archie's backyard. He has become a towering and silent sage of sorts. He is a living thing, not really an object. He seems to represent the beauty we can find in things that have been a part of the earth for a long time. When the characters talk to him, they are, in fact, speaking to their own deep knowledge, their own intuition about life and the passing of time, the beauty hidden in all of us.

Barney

Barney is a 60-million-year-old Paleocene rodent skull. He is Archie's favorite specimen. Archie refers to Barney in several of his discussions with Leo. When Leo questions if Stargirl is real, Archie tell him she is as real as Barney. He is saying here that even if the form and substance of each (Barney and Stargirl) are unclear and...

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