They May Not Mean To, But They Do Symbols & Objects

Schine, Cathleen
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Aaron’s Beard

Aaron’s beard is a symbol of continuity in his life. Molly and Daniel remember how particular Aaron was with his beard when they were children. Molly was especially proud of it. When he is older, Aaron still has his beard. Though it is not as well kept as it once was, it is one part of him that reminds his children of him as a younger man.

Red Walker With Wheels

Aaron’s red walker with wheels is a symbol of irony. The color red is often associated with vitality and speed. A person who must use a walker has entered a phase in his life where he no longer has vitality or speed.

Aaron’s Shoes

Aaron’s shoes are a symbol of Joy’s perceived lack of proper care of Aaron. When the family members arrive at the hospital with Aaron...

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