The Bye Bye Man Symbols & Objects

Robert Damon Schneck
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Philip, the "Imaginary Ghost"

Philip serves as a foil to the Bye Bye Man. He is created under controlled settings in Toronto, and even the details of his past life are the opposite of the Bye Bye Man's. He is "an aristocratic Englishman" (163), unlike the Bye Bye Man, who grew up in an orphanage. Philip is not marked by the savagery and the goriness of the Bye Bye Man.

The Bridge

The bridge to Body Island represents transitions. In the case of Katherine and John, it represents the transition from what they are able to handle psychically to what they can not. In the case of the narrator, Schneck himself, it represents the transition from his investigation to his final conclusion that the truth of the events surrounding the Bye Bye Man is unknowable.

The Bye Bye Man's albinism

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