There’s Someone Inside Your House


Stephanie Perkins

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There’s Someone Inside Your House Symbols


The cornfields surrounding Osborne symbolize Makani’s inner growth. Over time, Makani realizes that inner work and meaningful connections with others are the only factors that dictate a person’s ability to grow and change. As…

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Knives symbolize guilt, shame, and personal accountability. A character’s relation to knives shows where they are in their journey to overcome their demons. David Ware, the Osborne Slayer, targets ambitious peers who have the…

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