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Lester quits his job Lester
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Main character in American Beauty. Inciting incident in American Beauty.
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Rejects neighbor’s advances Lester tells off his wife, asserting control over the family
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1 st major plot point in American Beauty. 2 nd major plot point in American Beauty.
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Self-Redemption (try to get better) Lester gets shot
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How American Beauty ends. Lester’s theme in American Beauty.
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True love will overcome Works out
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Represents Lester’s theme in American Beauty. The daughter’s subplot in American Beauty.
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Swastika 2 nd Major Plot Point for Subplot
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Usually hinges on a major plot point of the main story. Symbol for hate in American Beauty.
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American Beauty Confederate Flag
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Changing symbol that means hatred. Name of the only rose created in America (Santa Rosa, CA).
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Rose Red, orange, and yellow
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Emotional colors. Symbolizes beauty and love.
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Scattering petals around young cheerleader Lust
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What Lester confuses with love in American Beauty. Symbolizes Lester’s confusion in American Beauty.
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Body; home-life Orange and bars
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Symbolic background as the daughter strips in American Beauty. In American Beauty, how the daughter and her boyfriend are trapped, respectively.
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Does the audience need to see it? Daughter’s nudity
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Should have shot the scene without seeing what the boyfriend sees in American Beauty. Benchmark question for nudity.
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White Storm
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Cosmic connection in American Beauty. The color of the couch and of the clothes the cheerleader wears at the end of American Beauty.
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Gray Black
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The color of the lingerie the cheerleader wears at the end of American Beauty. The color Lester wears at the end of American Beauty.
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Lester She’s just a kid
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important at the end of American Beauty to see what Lester sees. Redeeming character in
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