In this chapter , it introduces us to the inequality in the schools. The apples symbolize school, and the colors of the apples symbolize race. The brown apple is beaten up to show the inequality between the races.
Chapter 8 - Fake Friends
In this chapter, Papa came home and brought Mr. Morrison with him. The house symbolizes safety and protection, and Mr. Morrison was brought to protect the Logan family.
Chapter 11 - The Pistol
In this chapter, the Logans cross a bridge of wealth. The bridge symbolizes not only them going over a bridge, but crossing a barrier of revolting against the whites by breaking laws.
Chapter 12 - Trapped
In this chapter, the friendship of Cassie and Lillian Jean breaks apart, and they get in a fight. The broken heart symbolizes the break in their friendship, and that it can not be fixed.
In this chapter, T.J., R.W., and Melvin all go to Strawberry to buy a pistol for T.J.. The pistol and the whip show that T.J. having the pistol is bad and he will be punished for his eagerness to have it.
In this chapter, T.J. gets trapped in this situation. The handcuffs show that T.J. can not get out of this situation like he has in the past. They also show that this chapter wraps up the story.