The Twits Symbols & Objects

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Beards

Beards symbolize cruelty. Mr. Twit’s hideous, dirty, and ugly beard is a physical manifestation of his inner cruelty and ugliness. This demonstrates that bearded men cannot be trusted, and are attempting to hide who they truly are as Mr. Twit believes his beard makes him seem wise and grand rather than ugly and tiny.

Ugly looks

Ugly looks symbolize ugly feelings and thoughts. Mrs. Twit is very ugly, which is a physical manifestation of her inner ugliness. This demonstrates that being mean wears down someone, and also demonstrates that it is better to do good than bad.

Cruel tricks

Cruel tricks are reflective of the cruel, ugly, and mean natures of both Mr. and Mrs. Twit. The Twits play horrible, cruel tricks on one another every day. These tricks include everything from worms in spaghetti to frogs in bed to sending Mrs. Twit flying away...

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