The Perfect Son Symbols & Objects

Barbara Claypole White
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Ivy

There is ivy in two places in this novel, in the gardens and on the Fitzwilliam house. Felix explains the significance of ivy for his family as signifying survival, as his brother Tom had taught him that this meaning comes from celtic folklore. The ivy could also represent Felix in his stubborness to give up and his willingness to adapt to the climate for his son.

French Toast

The meal that Harry decides to make for his mom is filled with symbolism, as it represents Harry's growth into independence that his mom is not cooking for him, but he is cooking for his mom. It also represents the full family, as whenever Ella is in good enough health to eat, Harry makes this french toast.

Tea

Tea has a certain symbolism in this novel as it represents Felix's british roots. Earl grey is his drink of...

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