This Is Where I Leave You Symbols & Objects

Jonathan Tropper
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The Title

The title symbolizes the theme of love and loss. Judd, Hillary, Penny, Tracy, Horry, Wendy, and even Wade lose someone they love in some form or other. They cross paths with each other and now it is time to say goodbye and move on to live on their own.

Jen's Grandmother's China

Inherited fine china represents tradition, history, and love. It links generations and serves as a memory of those who previously owned it. Judd's smashing of Jen's grandmother's china after he finds out about the affair symbolizes that all of this is a sham in their marriage. Knowledge of the affair has put an end to the illusion of a happily married couple.

Judd's Dreams

Judd's dreams symbolize where he is on the journey of learning how to take responsibility of his life. In the dream that he's been having since he left Jen...

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