The Silver Star Symbols & Objects

Jeannette Walls
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Chicken Potpies

Chicken potpies are symbolic of the way that Liz and Bean live when their mother is gone. These pies are cheap, relatively nutritious and easy to fix.

A Red Velvet Jacket

This red velvet jacket is a symbol of Bean and Liz’s mother’s habit of lying. Even though Charlotte tells everyone that she received the jacket as a gift from June Carter Cash, Liz knows that her mother had bought it at a church sale.

White Wicker Cradle

The white wicker cradle is a symbol of comfort and security to Bean. It is proof to her that she was actually at Mayfield at one point even though she doesn’t remember being there. Uncle Tinsley tells Bean her mother put her in the cradle when she was living at Mayfield. Bean later uses it to store things of importance to her like her...

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