The Night the Lights Went Out Symbols & Objects

Karen White
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Old Maps

These old maps symbolize the persistence of change. It was Merilee’s grandfather who got her interested in collecting old maps because they showed the way the land changed over time. Merilee continued to collect them because they reminded her that things would always change.

David’s Lego Figurines

David’s Lego figurines are a symbol of loss. Merilee took these figurines from her brother’s room as a way to remember him.

1949 Smith-Corona Typewriter

This typewriter is a cover. Even though Sugar actually has a state of the art computer system on which she writes The Playing Fields Blog, she pretends to know nothing about computers or the Internet. In reality, she is very knowledgeable about technology. She leaves the typewriter out in sight so that people will believe that she uses this out of date machine for all of her correspondence and has...

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