Stop Pretending: What Happened When My Big Sister Went Crazy Setting & Symbolism

Sonya Sones
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Midnight Massappears in My Sister's Christmas Eve Breakdown

Midnight Mass is where Sister was going on the night that she went crazy. Rather than getting ready for church, Cookie saw her sister as, "a wild-eyed Jewish girl wearing only a nightgown" (p. 4).

The Midnight Swingappears in Midnight Swing

The Midnight Swing hangs in Cookie's backyard. When she needs to clear her thoughts, Cookie sneaks out of the house to swing, alone and silent in the wind. No matter how hard she tries to clear her mind, Cookie's thoughts always drift back to Sister.

The Butterflyappears in First Flight

The Butterfly is the kindergarten class project, which they raised from a caterpillar. A few days after Sister has her breakdown, Cookie volunteers to help the class set their butterfly free. The sight of the beautiful butterfly leaving its cage and soaring into the sky nearly brings Cookie to tears...

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