The Key to the Golden Firebird Setting & Symbolism

Maureen Johnson
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The Firebird.

The Firebird symbolizes Mr. Gold and his loving family. The girls each have good memories of the Firebird. After Mr. Gold dies, it is a year before anyone drives the car again. The Firebird represents freedom to May, who is able to drive the car when she gets her license. It is a symbol of rebellion for Brooks, who takes it out for the first time since her father's death and gets caught by the police. It is a symbol of comfort for Palmer, who gets into the car to think.

Driving Lessons.

May and Pete's driving lessons are a way for May to learn to drive and a way for the couple to spend time together. As the lessons go on, May becomes more comfortable with driving. She and Pete develop a relationship that goes beyond immature teasing, they become friends while spending time together...

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