The Summons Symbols & Objects

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Bonanza

The Beech Bonanza is a symbol of greed. Even before Ray finds $3.1 million in cash in his father’s house, he covets this high tech airplane that is for sale at the airport where he takes flying lessons. Ray eventually partners with three other people to buy the plane though he realizes after the ordeal with the money is over that he is just as happy flying a rented Cessna. The plane represents Ray’s greed and the greed of the man who is selling it to move up to the next most expensive model plane.

The Summons

The summons is a symbol of deception. Even though this letter from Judge Atlee is addressed to both of his sons, Ray is the only one who actually receives a copy of the letter in the mail. Forrest arranged for the summons to be written in order to...

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