The Gringo Champion Symbols & Objects

Aura Xilonen
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Books

Books are a symbol of opportunity in America for Liborio. It is through reading the books in Jefe’s bookshop that he gains knowledge of the English language and makes connections with the world around him. They stimulate his mind and provide a counterbalance for his affinity for fighting and violence. Jefe’s insistence that his books remain in such good physical condition imbues Liborio with a stronger appreciation for books and the knowledge they represent as he goes from reluctant reader to running a library at the shelter.

Boxing Gloves

Boxing gloves, specifically when they are featured earlier in the novel, symbolize the ways in which his unchecked displays of physical violence restrict Liborio from succeeding in life. After his encounter with Crazy Loco, Liborio must run away and is unable to take his boxing gloves off by himself. His hands have quite literally turned...

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