In the intriguing novel It's Kind of A Funny Story, a very prevalent symbols is the Brain Maps drawn by Craig. These maps were a large influence on Craig's childhood, they became a even greater positive influence as during his time at 6 North he became obsessed all over again. The Brain Maps, are a symbol of Craig's childhood and of the times he was happy and enjoyed his life.
Another predominant symbol in, It's Kind of A Funny Story is the war sergeant. This war sergeant is a voice in Craig's mind that motivates Craig to do things, good and bad but this is a symbol of a guide of life that shows you what to do, much like a conscience. Evidentally, the war sergeant is a motivator who motivates him positively and negatively.
Tentacles, in It's Kind of A Funny play a strong role in the novel, much like Anchors. Tentacles are merely the opposite of Anchors. Tentacles represent all the bad in Craig's life, everything that negatively influences him. These are things that are keeping him from being happy, stress and pressure free. Examples of Tentacles are, the pressure of school, expectations of school and his inability to be at his own expectations
Anchors in the novel, It's Kind of A Funny Story, play a strong influence on the development of the main character, Craig. Anchors are a symbol of all the things that keep Craig happy in is ever depressing life. An example of an anchor to Craig was Noelle, his bicycle and his maps. Anchors play a strong role in the development of Craig and the plot of the novel.