Symbolism in The Pigman


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Symbols from the past mainly apply to which character?

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1. Which character is symbolized by a dress, which raises strong emotions and memories in Mr. Pignati?

2. What serves as a symbol for individual past memories with Mrs. Pignati for Mr. Pignati?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet looks at the symbolism present in The Pigman. You'll be tested on how symbols represent characters and vice versa as well as other elements in the story.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet includes questions involving:

  • Symbols from the past
  • Who is symbolized by a dress
  • What acts as a symbol for past memories
  • A symbol common to each main character
  • What Bobo symbolizes

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding to match symbols to characters and story elements
  • Distinguishing differences - ensure that you can differentiate between the degree to which symbols from the past apply to the characters
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to identify a symbol shared by all the main characters

Additional Learning

To learn more about the presence of this literary element in the story, you can look over the accompanying lesson titled Symbolism in The Pigman. This lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Familiarize yourself with The Pigman's background
  • Explore symbols that fall into the categories of past and present in the story
  • Get insight into the central characters within The Pigman