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"Signifying Nothing"

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Summary

The narrator tells of a memory he got one day when he was about to move out of his parents' house. The memory is of his father taking out his penis and shaking it at the narrator when he was much younger. The narrator walks around the house in a daze, taking notice of the things that are associated with the memory. The narrator then approaches his father about the memory. The father responds with a look that shows disbelief and disgust, making the narrator pretty angry. The narrator moves out of his parents home and loses contact with them for over a year. The narrator slowly gets over the memory and reconnects with his family on his little sister's birthday.

Characters

  • Narrator
  • Father
  • Mom
  • Little Sister

Themes & Motifs