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When I Found You Symbols & Objects

Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Knit Cap

Nat is wearing a knit cap when Nathan finds him as an infant, and this symbolizes Nat’s mother’s conflict as some part of her obviously wanted her son to survive.

Tree in Woods

Nathan finds infant Nat next to a tree in the woods. When he is older, Nat asks to see the tree. The tree symbolizes the betrayal of Nat’s mother as well as the moment that Nathan took an active role in Nat’s life.

Feathers

As a young child, Nat rescues a young bird which he names Feathers. Gamma lies that it flew away which serves as proof to Nat that he cannot trust her.

Boxing Gloves

The boxing gloves that Nathan leaves for Nat’s birthday inspires and symbolizes Nat’s dreams of becoming a professional boxer.

Gym

The gym where Nat first begins training symbolizes his hope...

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