The Other Boy Symbols & Objects

Hennessey, M. G. and Monster, Sfe R.
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Hogan Fillion Saves the World

Hogan Fillion Saves the World symbolizes Shane’s secrecy. The graphic novel acts as a manifestation of Shane’s aspirations and anxieties alike. While Hogan kisses an alien girl with long, red hair, he also struggles to escape from ominous overlords. These scenes reflect both Shane’s private desires for Madeline and his paranoia about concealing his birth gender. Hennessey suggests that Shane accepts his inability to evade exposure just as Hogan recognizes that he and Willoughby cannot escape the overlords when Shane destroys the text after the population of McClane Junior High learns that Shane is transgender.

Testosterone Injections

Testosterone injections symbolize transformation in the novel. Because the injections enable his transition through the physical cycle of male puberty, they possess an almost magical power for Shane. Consequently, Shane feels devastated when Adam initially refuses to provide consent for Shane to...

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