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The Virgin Suicides

I agree with the idea that the lack of freedom was one of the main underlying causes that led to the suicides of the Lisbon girls. I also think the overbearing parenting was a large factor. Yet, I...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2010 10:23 pm UTC

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The Virgin Suicides

As you probably know, symbolism is when an object is used in a story to represent a deeper meaning. It is a common reaction when looking for symbolic meaning in objects, to think that one could...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2011 12:23 am UTC

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The Virgin Suicides

I think you could argue that the parents' God complex definitely caused the girls' suicides. They isolated themselves and the girls until they were more dead than alive, and they acted on it.

Latest answer posted November 22, 2012 12:27 am UTC

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