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Identify three things (people or object) that could be interpreted as a symbol? state what each thing represent and why by giving a specific example from the movie?  

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Clothing symbolizes status. Students are uniform in dress, as is appropriate to their schooling. Black coats, ties, slacks are worn by all students.

The Dean's paddle symbolizes punishment.

The desk set (received by Ethan's Hawke's character) symbolizes negligence. His parents send him the same gift two years in a row.... they don't even think enough to remember what they've bought him.

Words symbolize freedom and free thought.


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