Will's Symbolism In Dumplin

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In Dumplin’, among the social issues and relationship trouble, there are several symbols that have important meanings. These symbols help justify why characters like Will and her mother, Rosie, do the things they do. The two most significant symbols in Dumplin’ are Will’s zombie dream and Rosie’s old pageant dress.
Will had spent the day playing zombie video games at a friend’s house, and as she sleeps, she has a dream. In the dream, Will has become the main character of the video game and is fighting off beauty queen zombies. Towards the end of this dream, Will comes across a zombie that she describes as, “...dressed for the best day of her life in a torn red gown. Her crown is bet and broken and her sash is too faded to read.” (page __).
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