What are some of the signposts in this novel?

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A signpost in literature is a recognizable point within a text that one can identify as a significant point in the text. These points of action illuminate aspects of plot, theme, and characterizations (or characters). Gary D. Schmidt's Okay for Now contains several signposts. Most of the important signposts can be tied to the protagonist, Doug Swieteck. The following signposts help readers to characterize Doug through both direct and indirect characterizations.

  • "Joe Pepitone once gave me his New York Yankees baseball cap. I’m not lying." Pepitone was a Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs. This signpost tells readers two things about Doug. First, he loves baseball. The cap he receives from Pepitone serves as...

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