The Graduation of Jake Moon Setting & Symbolism

Barbara Park
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Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's disease is a medical condition in which important functions of the brain break down and eventually cease. The process begins slowly with loss of memory, and eventually progresses to loss of physiological function and death.

Skelly's House

This is the house where Jake lives, he and his single mom having been invited to move in by his grandfather Skelly shortly after Jake is born. After Skelly becomes ill with Alzheimer's, Jake's mom is determined that Skelly should stay in his home as long as possible, her reasoning being that because he had given THEM a home when they needed it, the least she and Jake can do is provide the same sense of safety and security for HIM when he needs it.

The Toy Car

Relatively early in his illness, Skelly discovers what had once been Jake's favorite toy, a miniature red Ferrari that everyone...

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