The Sentence Symbols & Objects

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Dictionary

Tookie's dictionary symbolizes order. While in prison, Tookie receives the dictionary from her teacher. Desperate to understand her struggles, Tookie turns to the dictionary for answers. The enclosed definitions provide her a sense of peace and understanding regarding weighty words, concepts, and obstacles in her life. The book grants her a sense of order and control when she feels most helpless.

Frybread

The frybread Tookie and Pollux begin making for their community in the latter half of the novel, symbolizes communion. Because Tookie and Pollux are suffering from a period of poor communication in their marriage, they instate this ritual in an attempt to resolve their issues. Though the bread does not ultimately cure their disagreements, it brings them into connection with others, and directs them towards healing.

Eagle Fan

The eagle fan Pollux makes for Tookie symbolizes love. One morning while watching Pollux work on...

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