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1 Significance of Rides and Symbolism Full Tilt

2 Chapter 5 - Carousel Animals were all college mascots
Blake was applying to colleges B jumps on to the Blue Lion (mascot for Columbia Univ. which he chooses to attend) Fear of Attending college

3 Chapter 6 Bumper Cars Related to School Bus Incident
Car is a Volvo, what he drives Car is conservative & safe – similar to his personality Fear of Driving

4 Chapter 7 - Swinging Boat
Captain = Carl (mom’s fiancé) ; Mom= is hunted whale Whale has no teeth - defenseless like Mom Capt. = mom’s usual boyfriends-aggressive and trying to take charge Fear of Mom’s Relationship w/man

5 Chapter 8 Mirror Maze Mirrors reflect the way you see yourself –fears & insecurities Buildings in maze from posters in his room Command clowns from his recurring nightmares Blake fears he is weak, cowardly, inadequate, stupid, and scared

6 Chapter 9 Kamikaze His Plane= the Japanese Zero
Cassandra’s Plane= American P-40 He has models of these planes in his room in battle Blake’s fears rolled into one ride –roller coasters, planes, falling, failing, and taking others down

7 Chapter 11 Wheel of Ra Ride meant for Quinn: addresses his constant need for attention, and how he is blinded by it Blake is forced to confront his father & “set him free” or forgive him

8 Chapter 14 Brain Jam Debris= buildings from Blake’s posters as well as Quinn’s Relates to Quinn= images from his CD’s, comics, books, and posters Relates to Blake= images from his head Fear of trusting each other & working together to survive

9 Chapter 15 Tea Cup / School Bus
Blake rides an 8th ride to save Quinn, Russ, & Maggie Tea Cup is the School Bus Yellow School Bus incident Repeats until he remembers how he survived and he forgives himself Fear of memory of accident

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