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Word of Mouse Symbols & Objects

Patterson, James
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The Lamina Lab and Hailey's School

The Lamina Lab, for Isaiah, and Middle School, for Hailey, symbolize the ability for the strong to oppress the weak because “might makes right” (207). Thus, the strong can behave as they like without ramifications.

Suburbia

Suburbia symbolizes sectors in society that values sameness as opposed to celebrating individuality. The portrayal of what happens in suburbia shows that just because something looks on the surface as though it conforms does not mean that it is not rotten underneath.

Isaiah's and Hailey's Appearances

Isaiah’s and Hailey’s appearances (blue fur on a mouse and white hair on a teenager) symbolize outward differences that cannot be hidden and that can lead to oppression by others.

The Woods

The woods represent a state where natural hierarchies rule and where only the fittest survive. It also symbolizes a world of intelligent animals that have the...

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