The Love Affair of Nathaniel P Symbols & Objects

Adelle Waldman
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Aurit

Opinionated and domineering, Aurit represents Nate's secondary conscience. She does not hold back from being utterly frank with Nate.

Jason

The character of Jason symbolizes the everyman. In relation to Nate, he also represents the misogynistic male gaze.

Nate's essay

The theme of Nate's essay is the outsourcing of exploitation; it symbolizes the heavy liberal guilt that weighs down on Nate's shoulders.

Nate's novel

Nate's novel represents his anxieties over who he really is, his identity. Nate's novel starts off focusing on a character like himself, the son of immigrant parents. When he changes its focus to the parents rather than the son, his book takes off.

Amy Perelman's hair scrunchy

The scrunchy that Nate keeps belonging to Amy symbolizes the insecure Nate of his early college years.

Hannah

Hannah represents the kind of woman that Nate feels he does not deserve--smart, literary, kind, down-to-earth.

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