Thirteen Ways of Looking Symbols & Objects

Colum McCann
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Diaper in "Thirteen Ways of Looking"

In "Thirteen Ways of Looking" the author uses Peter's diaper in order to highlight the effects of his old age. This is evident through Peter's constant acknowledging of it it and stating that he used to be "dapper" instead of "diaper."

Curtiss SOC-3 in "Thirteen Ways of Looking"

In "Thirteen Ways of Looking, "the Curtiss SOC-3 aircraft represents Peter's past. The fact that he used to fly war aircraft shows that he was once able to do things that most people could not. However, this has changed with his old age.

Black Ribbon in "Thirteen Ways of Looking"

In "Thirteen Ways of Looking," the Black Ribbon that Elliot wears represents the grief that he has over his fathers death. It is unknown where he gets this ribbon or if his grief is genuine.

New York City in "Thirteen Ways of Looking"

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