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What are 3 examples of symbolism in the book "Maniac Magee"?

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iloveyouuux10 | Elementary School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 15, 2008 at 5:11 AM via web

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What are 3 examples of symbolism in the book "Maniac Magee"?

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 15, 2008 at 10:08 AM (Answer #1)

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 One symbol was the address that Maniac didn’t have which symbolized homelessness.   When he left the Beals home he was once again not only without a home but without an address.Racial prejudice was symbolized by Hector Street being used as a line which black people and white people didn’t cross.  Maniac knew if he were to help people become more tolerant he would have to get them to cross the street.The importance of books in this novel was symbolic of the importance of literacy.  He read at the Beals, and when he left there he taught Grayson to read. 

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hayleigh44 | Student , Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 8, 2011 at 10:31 AM (Answer #2)

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PIE!!

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