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Whirligig Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Montfort School

The Montfort School is the expensive private school that Brent attends in Chicago. Brent had thought that his family was rich because they could send him to private school, but he is poor compared to the kids there.

Brent's Sentence

Brent is sentenced to probation instead of serving time at the detention center. His probation includes alcohol counseling, therapy for depression and volunteering in an emergency room. The final item the judge imposes is a meeting with the victim's family, if they so desire, to discuss restitution.

Restitution

A meeting to discuss restitution is an option the judge makes available to the Zamoras as part of Brent's sentence. To Brent's great surprise, Mrs. Zamora agrees. He and his parents meet with Mrs. Zamora in a building downtown, with Miss Gill there to represent the interests of the court and to mediate. Some of the possibilities...

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