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The Boy in the Black Suit Symbols & Objects

Reynolds, Jason
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Cancer Pamphlets

These symbolize hope for cancer patients with Mr. Ray as the example that cancer is not necessarily a death sentence. Mr. Ray hands out the pamphlets in the community as a means of spreading that hope.

The Sempervivum Plant

This plant symbolizes hope for a long life despite hardships. Matt is drawn to the plant at the Botanical Garden because of its appearance, but Love then explains that the plant can withstand harsh conditions, making it live longer than most plants. This is the plant that Love gives to Matt while he is working at Andre's funeral. The moment of the gift is as symbolic as the gift because there is a 19-year-old being buried while the plant is likely to live a long time.

The Grieving People at Funerals

These symbolize that death hurts many people and that Matt is not alone is his...

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