Little Plastic Shipwreck

by

Cate Kennedy

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Little Plastic Shipwreck Symbols

The Snowdome

The snowdome, which Roley presents to his wife Liz as a present, symbolizes the arbitrariness and fragility of human life. The snowdome is one of several cheap plastic objects (“worthless junk”) that Roley essentially steals…

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The Ocean

Throughout Little Plastic Shipwreck, Kennedy uses images associated with the ocean to symbolize the frightening and mysterious darkness that lies beyond consciousness. While the name “Oceanworld” seems almost ironic due to how profoundly the sea…

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