The End of Eddy Symbols & Objects

Édouard Louis and Michael Lucey
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Airness Jacket

The Airness jacket that Eddy’s family gives to him and which he subsequently gives away while at his new high school is a symbol of his break with the family and of the transformation that he will undergo at the school.

Madeleine Acceptance Letter

The acceptance letter from the Madeleine Michelis High School is a symbol of new opportunities for Eddy.

Voice Pitch

Eddy’s voice, which has a higher pitch than most men’s voices, functions as a symbol of the ways in which Eddy is different, more effeminate and less masculine.

Soccer

Soccer is a symbol of masculinity. Eddy begins watching soccer in the hopes that he will be teased less in school and will project himself according to the standards of his society.

Asthma

Eddy’s asthma is considered a sign of physical weakness. It is also a symbol of the...

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