Reunion, a short story by John Cheever works a lot with symbols. Similar to the expectations of a child to meet his father after a long time of 3 years, the reunion is a sign of hope of something to occur. The father of the child who is a typecast of an entrepreneur shows pride as he is of the opinion that he is better than others and hence he wants others to do what is expects from them. The wine steward is a representation of good manners and order; this is because all he wants is politeness and peace in the restaurant. The man who wants to buy the newspaper for his son is a representation of a souvenir. This is could be because of the fact that the newspaper would be the only thing which the boy has from his father, whom he would never see again. The Grand Central Station acts as a symbol of departing the paths as at the station the storyteller meets up his father for the final occasion. Moreover, the child and his father not at all get together again after their meeting at the station. A new life is started by the boy aware of the fact that he won’t see his father in future, thus a symbol of new beginning is represented by the train on which the boy leaves New York.