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The Butterfly Girl Symbols & Objects

Rene Denfeld
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Butterflies

For Celia, the butterflies are symbolic of a better time in her life, and they gather around her as a means of protection. Similar to the way Sarah uses Little Self, Celia uses the butterflies to help when she feels the need for comfort and protection.

Little Self

Little Self is the imaginary being that symbolizes Sarah's need for contact with another person who can comfort her. Little Self lives under Sarah's skin and comes out when Sarah is alone and in need of companionship and protection.

Street Names

Some of the street kids have street names that symbolize where their lives are or the wealth that is forever out of their reach. Mercedes and Diamond are two of the examples of kids who seem to be wishing for something better in their lives. Stoner is an example of a kid who has truly become a...

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