In Whirligig's Chapter 3, what is a symbol (other than the whirligig) appearing in that chapter and what effect does it have on Brent?

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When you re-read a chapter with a specific focus in mind – like searching for a symbol – you may surprise yourself by what you discover the second or third time around. I found three potentially symbolic items here.

In the third chapter, called “The Afterlife,” Brent learns what he must do in order to atone for his crime. He has to travel to the four corners of the country, then build and install whirligigs as tribute to Lea. He buys a used instruction book on how to make them....

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