The Cat - This bites Sophie and the result is a festering wound that is the story's focus.
Novels - Much of the sentiment of Desperate Characters is expressed through the different discussions taking place that are centered around these.
The Wound - Sophie refuses to have this treated and it becomes increasingly infected and painful.
Brooklyn Heights - This wealthy part of town is where both the Bentwoods and the Holsteins live.
The ASPCA - This is the organization that signifies destruction that Sophie must give an animal to.
The Bentwood Home - This is an expensive, Victorian home where most of the story takes place.
The Flynders Home - This is Otto and Sophie's second home in a getaway town near the Hamptons that is vandalized in the story.
Antiques - These objects symbolize the frozen and empty quality of the book, signifying an earlier...
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