We Love You, Charlie Freeman: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Kaitlyn Greenidge
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Freeman

The last name, Freeman, is an ironic symbol. "Freeman" is a compound form of “free man”. Though the Freeman family is not rich or wildly successful in Boston, they do have their freedom. They are now prepared to give up much of their freedom by participating in the Toneybee Institute experiment with Charlie. They will have regulations and parameters to follow with the experiment, and they will be required to teach Charlie sign language.

1991 silver Volvo station wagon

A 1991 silver Volvo station wagon is symbolic of masked intentions. The car is a gift and a perk to the Freeman family for participating in experiments at the Toneybee Institute. It glosses over the past of the Institute, when it was involved in racist activities and research, and serves to be yet another enticement to the Freemans to participate. The car also serves as a kind of reparation...

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