Ducks and bears and cold cuts, oh my. Sopranos fans would have done well to have a background in Freudian psychology in order to fully understand and appreciate the regular use of symbolism in the show—both subtle and blatant. Luckily, we had Dr. Melfi to help us understand much of it. Like the ducks representing Tony's own family (and their subsequent departure as a metaphor for the ways in which he and his family are going their separate ways). Or a plate of fresh cold cuts serving as a reminder of the many ways in which Tony's mother disappointed him.
Frankly, it begins to feel a little ham-fisted. Like being bludgeoned.