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Symbolism Of Mama's Plant

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The most obvious symbol in the play, Mama's plant represents both Mama's care and her dream for her family. In her first appearance onstage, she moves directly toward the plant to take care of it. She confesses that the plant never gets enough light or water, but she takes pride in how it anyway grows well/decorations/shows and waves under her care. Her care for her plant is just like her care for her children, absolute and total/without any limits or restrictions and (lasting forever) (even though there is the existence of) a less-than-perfect (surrounding conditions) for growth. The plant also shows (by using a physical object to represent an idea or emotion) her dream to own a house and, more specifically, to have a garden and a yard. With
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