The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Symbols & Objects

Jonas Jonasson
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Allan Climbing Out the Window

Allan climbing out of the window at the old folks' home is symbolic of Allan's unwillingness to ever compromise in life with difficult scenarios. From his childhood to his 100-year-old birthday, Allan refuses to allow bad situations and controlling people to determine who he will be and where he will reside. Instead, he bides his time when confronted with such forces of oppression and eventually figures a way around them. Sometimes, as in the symbol of the window (in which Allan is opening up to a new possibility in life, which is literally represented by the window itself), Allan cannot devise a plan beyond merely taking a blind shot at action, unable to guess what the outcome of such a drastic maneuver will be. Many times throughout his life, Allan must make such decisions and trust fate will deliver him to a...

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