Wilson Symbols & Objects

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The Ocean

Wilson images the ocean as representing his mother in a comparison in which he tries to help the reader understand how he feels about his mother’s death. He says that he feels about his mother the way a person might feel if they were told they could not ever see the ocean again.

Pepper

Even though Pepper is a character, Pepper is also a symbol of the good part of Wilson. She is what he truly loves and what connects him most to society.

A Box of Dog Poop

This box of dog poop is a representation of the animosity that Wilson feels toward his ex brother-in-law and sister-in-law/. He mails this box to them but denies it was him who sent it until after he learns that Pipi is dead. At that point he has no reason to hide his hate from them...

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