The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake Symbols & Objects

Aimee Bender
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Chair

The chair is symbolic of Joseph and his removed personality. Rose ends up having possession of the chair, and it becomes a representation of her brother's absence. Should he return, Rose has asked that he only use the chair so that she will know.

Lemon Cake

The lemon cake is symbolic of Rose's special skill. The tartness of the lemon indicates that her skill will not always be palatable.

Vending Machines

Rose relies on the vending machines to supplement her lunches while she's in school. The machines are symbolic of how she views herself, which is revealed when George asks how her cooking tastes and she replies that it is like a factory.

La Lyonnaise

La Lyonnaise is the restaurant where Rose eats the onion soup after Joseph's disappearance. There is comfort in the soup and she views the restaurant favorably, so much so that it...

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