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A Day No Pigs Would Die

A Day No Pigs Would Die

by Robert Newton Peck

A Day No Pigs Would Die: Symbols True or False

1. Why does rob name his new pig Pinky? -> "Rover" just didn't seem to fit her.
2. Papa's tools are symbols of what? -> His hard work and his love for his family
3. Pinky is more than just a pet to Rob. She's also a symbol of all the unattainable things he's ever wanted, including what material thing? -> A grammar coach
4. Rob tells us that Papa's tools have been "gilded by work." What does this mean? -> They are ruined and can't be used anymore.
5. When Rob allows Papa to kill Pinky, in a way he's giving up what? -> All the frivolous desires of his youth

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