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Symbolism, Setting, and Objects from The Bonfire of the Vanities

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Object Descriptions

This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.


The Black Mercedes-Benz - This object becomes the primary evidence against Sherman McCoy.

Bruckner Boulevard - This leads through the Bronx's most crime-infested areas.

The Criminal Courts Building - This is where Sherman is brought by Martin and Goldberg.

Germaine Boll's Townhouse - This object is sub-rented by Maria Ruskin.

Harold A. Burns' - This is where Fallow overhears Maria's incriminating conversation with Sherman McCoy.

Leicester's - This is a home away from home for ex-patriot Brits like Peter Fallow.

Park Avenue - This street becomes clogged with poor, minority protesters...

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