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The Big Sleep Film Summary & Analysis

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Symbols

Photographs

When Geiger is murdered, Joe Brody and the others take photographs of Carmen with the dead body. Carmen is so drunk and high that she has no clue what is going on, but these pictures are used against her and her family. Rather than contacting the General, the blackmailers now focus on Vivian, who is willing to do anything to keep her sister out of jail.

The photographs start another series of events and blackmailings that make Marlowe's work even more confusing and difficult. As he searches to get to the truth, he finds that the truth can change quickly when these underworld thugs are involved.

The photographs are symbolic of Carmen's lack of concern for anyone but herself. Carmen seems to have no idea that the photographs were taken or of the problems that she is putting her family through. Her selfishness and lack...

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