How I Learned to Drive

How I Learned to Drive Symbols

As the play’s title suggests, scenes in How I Learned to Drive frequently feature cars and driving. Most broadly, the car represents the complicated emotional relationship between Li’l Bit and Uncle Peck. The car…

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Both Peck and Li’l Bit make frequent references to “the line.” Borrowed from the world of driving—as in, the lines marking out the road—the line represents limits. In driving, lines on the road allow for…

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Radio, as Li’l Bit jokes in a driving lesson with Uncle Peck, is the most important part of the car. Of course, she doesn’t mean this literally, but for her radio represents an…

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