7. Symbols, Symbols Everywhere
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 showâ€”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.