The Contender Symbols & Objects

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Silent Alarm

A week before the story opens, a silent alarm is installed in Epsteins’ Grocery Store. Alfred forgets to tell Major, James, and the others about the alarm when they announce that they are robbing the store. When James is arrested during the robbery Alfred blames himself because he forgot to warn his friend about the silent alarm. Later, Major wants Alfred to disconnect the alarm so that he can try to rob Epsteins’ again, but Alfred refuses even though Major threatens him with a knife. When Major asks why Alfred won’t do it, he replies that he doesn’t have to. This indicates that even though Alfred hasn’t started seriously training yet, his association with Donatelli’s Gym is already having a positive impact on his life and strengthening his self confidence.

Movies

Alfred spends much of his spare time at the movies...

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