Young Jane Young Symbols & Objects

Gabrielle Zevin
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Orchid

The orchid is a symbol of love between Aviva and Rachel. Rachel buys Aviva an orchid that dies and comes back to life, which represents their relationship, which they neglect for over a decade before reigniting.

Porcupine Lamp

The lamp is a symbol of childhood innocence lost. Ruby's lamp breaks during the fight with her mother after she learns the truth about who she is and what she has done.

El Meté

El Meté is a symbol for loneliness. Embeth hallucinates the parrot whenever Levin is away from her.

White Blouse

The white blouse Aviva wears on her first day of work is a symbol of her sexuality. Aviva gets in trouble for wearing the shirt, and she attracts Levin while wearing it.

Car Accident

The car accident that Aviva and Levin get into is a symbol of their destructive relationship. The accident ruins Aviva's life...

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