The Lovely Bones
The Lovely Bones Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Pop Lit than meets the eye.
Susie's Jingly Cap
The only sound I made after that was a weak tinkling of bells. (1.81)Susie's jingly cap is a homemade symbol of her mother's love and care. Harvey perverts it, using it to gag Susie while he rapes...
The Red Scarf
"Why do you have my mother's scarf?" (16: Snapshots.36)The bright red scarf Lindsey sees on Len Fenerman's desk clearly belongs to her mother. When Lindsey sees it, and asks Len about it, she reali...
The Monopoly Shoe
[Buckley to Jack:] "I saved the Monopoly shoe and then it was gone. You took it. You act like she was only yours!" (18.60)Buckley is about four when Susie dies, and, while he never completely under...
The Broken Heart Necklace
Days after Susie's murder, Samuel Heckler enters Lindsey's life in earnest. He gives her half a golden heart, and wears the other half on a cord around his neck. This seems like a nod to David Lync...
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