Sycamore Symbols & Objects

Chancellor, Bryn
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Stones and Wheelbarrow

The stones and wheelbarrow symbolize the burden Jess’ disappearance has placed on the town. Stevie has been moving the stones since Jess’ disappearance, making the pile represent the passage of time as well.

Orchard

The orchard symbolizes secrets. Adam asks Jess to run away with him in the orchard, unaware that Paul is nearby. Just as it is time to harvest the orchard, the secret of Adam and Jess’ relationship comes to light.

The Play

The play symbolizes unspoken truths. The play is written by Rachel and reveals how the news of Adam and Jess’ relationship was told to the family. The play can be interpreted as a transcript of the night or as an idealized way for Rachel to be powerful during the reveal.

Warren

Warren symbolizes Jess’ desire to have sex with Adam. Jess is emotionally connected to Adam, but she does...

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