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Symbolism In The Suicide Tree

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The winter symbolizes the students’ childhoods coming to an end. As well as the dark times coming ahead with the war underway. The Suicide Tree symbolizes Finny’s fall, and later his death. It symbolizes Gene’s true colors when he deliberately jeopardizes his best friend’s life. World War II symbolizes all evil over good. It symbolizes that the war affects everyone, including the students and faculty at Devon.
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