The Used-Boy Raisers Symbols & Objects

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Livid's Coffee

Livid’s coffee represents the brash aspect of his personality. When Livid leans forward to speak to Faith, he spills his coffee. This highlights Livid’s over-eagerness, excitement, and lack of tact. This, coupled with the connotations of his alias, presents Livid as a character who is impulsive and brash.

The Eggs

The eggs Faith makes for Livid and Pallid reflect Faith’s opinion of Livid and Pallid. The eggs are not cooked well, and nobody enjoys them. Even Faith dislikes them. However, when the narrator describes Faith’s opinion on page 127, the narrator does not specify whether Faith is referring to the eggs or her ex-husbands. This suggests that Faith’s negative opinion of the eggs translates to her negative opinion of her ex-husbands.

Livid's Gray Hairs

Livid’s gray hairs, and Richard and Tonto’s interaction with them, represent the sense of invincibility...

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