Stella by Starlight Symbols & Objects

Sharon M. Draper
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Burning Cross

The burning cross is a symbol of the Klu Klux Klan. The historical origins and meaning of the burning cross varies according to different sources, but many see it as a symbol meant to invoke a sense of power and fear.

Kitchen Table

The Mills family's kitchen table is a symbol of their unity. The kitchen table is the sole table in the home and used for activities by everyone in the household, in addition to being a place for meals.

Shoes

Shoes are a symbol of the severe class differences between the black and white children of Bumblebee. Whereas all of the white children wear shoes, the black children do not. Stella is not self-conscious of this fact until later in the novel, marking a transition in her perception of herself.

Stella’s Cigar Box

Stella’s cigar box is a symbol of her...

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