Baines teaches Detroit Red the symbolism of language through the contrast of the two words, "black" and "white." He suggests that society views the white man as the definition of "white" and the black man as the definition of "black."
Candace's allergic reaction to wild parsnips does not stop her from singing about her discontent with her unruly brothers in the song E.V.I.L. B.O.Y.S. She is so frustrated by them, she exclaims that they make her feel "like [her] head is in a hydraulic press".