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The Van Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Van

The number one object of importance in this novel is the van itself. Of course, there are many objects that are part of the van, and these are mentioned frequently. For example, the deep fryer is a key piece of equipment. Jimmy Sr. is the one usually working at the fryer and the grill where they do the burgers. The van has a sink too, but nobody can figure out why, because they have no water. They have to send someone (usually Darren) off to Mrs. Flemming's to borrow a couple of bottles of water.

A Pint

If one considers a pint of beer to be an object, then there are plenty of those in the story.

The Swear Box

This is used by the Rabbittes at home to try to cut down on foul language. Any time a member of the family says a forbidden...

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