The Children Act Symbols & Objects

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Blood Transfusion

The blood transfusion given to Adam against his will in order to treat his leukemia is a symbol of his transition from devoutly religious to atheist. Adam was opposed to the transfusion because he believed that allowing the blood of another living being into his own body was against the wishes of God. But when he received the blood transfusion it changed his life by making him question his faith. Just as Adam was literally transfused with new blood, he was symbolically transfused with new ideas when Fiona ruled that he must undergo the treatment. When Fiona failed to provide Adam with a new set of ideas to replace his lost religion, Adam had no option but to return to his parents. When his leukemia returned, Adam refused another blood transfusion which also symbolically meant refusing a transfusion of new ideas and a new way...

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