Unsheltered Symbols & Objects

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Money

Money symbolizes desperation in the novel. All of the characters have previously experienced, or are continually experiencing, financial insecurity.

Sibling Bonds

Sibling bonds symbolize family relationships and destruction of the family structure in the novel. Zeke and Tig do not provide unwavering support for each other; instead they actively avoid family activities.

Regret

Regret symbolizes a repentance for youthful mistakes or oversights in the novel. Throughout the novel, all of the characters display some measure of regret for the decisions they made in the past mostly because of their continuance into the future. For example, Tig somewhat regrets her wild youth once she wishes to become a mother-like figure for Dusty.

Youth

Youth symbolzses a lack of knowledge as well as a desire to explore the world in the novel. Throughout the novel, Tig was the embodiment of youthful exploration, always having been willing to jet...

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