The Station Agent Film Summary & Analysis

Thomas McCarthy
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Trains

Trains are so omnipresent in the film that they seem to have their own dialogue. Primarily, they represent a connection between people. Henry and Fin were united by their love of trains, as were the members of the train club. Joe, Olivia and Cleo also grow interested in trains and their curiosity aids in the development of their friendships with Fin. In Fin's case, trains often represent an escape from the outside world. They have a present to observe and a past to discover and Fin can easily become immersed in their "lives" without ever having to deal with the future, or with anyone else.

Fin's Watch

Fin carries an old, gold pocket watch. While he uses it to track the passage of time and check for the passing trains he observes, the watch actually symbolizes the lack of change in his own life. Even...

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