The Miseducation of Cameron Post Symbols & Objects

Emily M. Danforth
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Cameron’s dollhouse

Cameron’s dollhouse symbolizes her desire to escape the harsh realities of adulthood. She focuses a lot of her energy on decorating the old house after her parents’ death as a coping mechanism for her grief.

Iceberg

The iceberg that Rick and Lydia instruct Cameron to fill in with her childhood issues represents an attempt to explain Cameron’s identity. However, while the memories that Cameron’s includes did contribute to her sense of self now, their summation does not fully represent her identity. This shows the fallacious error in Rick and Lydia’s attempt to try to understand Cameron and her peers.

Movies

Cameron uses movies as a safe haven and sense of independence. Watching the VHS tapes she rents after her parents’ death allows Cameron to escape her grief, while also rebelling against the restrictions she would normally have in place regarding...

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