Objects & Places from Desperate Characters

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The Cat

This bites Sophie and the result is a festering wound that is the story's focus.


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.


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.


These objects symbolize the frozen and empty quality of the book, signifying an earlier time of beauty and meaning.


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