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What does the cat symbolize?

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The cat symbolizes the fear of the unknown. In the final story, Yoyo finds kittens that have been separated from their mother. A stranger tells Yoyo to not take a kitten. However, after she hears shooting, the mother cat appears as Yoyo attempts to take one of her kittens....

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