The Thing About Jellyfish Symbols & Objects

Ali Benjamin
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Irukandji Jellyfish

The Irukandji jellyfish is a small but deadly jellyfish about which Suzy learned during her class trip to the aquarium. This jellyfish is a sort of scapegoat for Suzy as she hoped to prove that her friend Franny had drowned because she’d been stung by one of these jellyfish. Suzy mentioned that she hoped to find a villain in Franny’s death, one that was worse than she. She felt guilt because her friendship with Franny had ended badly. Suzy had never gotten a chance to make things right with Franny or say goodbye. She hoped by pinning the jellyfish as the cause of Franny’s death, she could feel less guilty about her own actions.

The Stars

Suzy uses the stars and the fact that it takes four years for the light from these stars to reach Earth as a way to understand...

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