The High Window

What metaphors are used in The High Window by Raymond Chandler?

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The chess match serves as a metaphor for Marlowe's interaction with Jesse Breeze.
Marlowe moves back and forth between his front room and kitchen as Breeze calmly
sits and intimidates him. It is like a chess piece moving back and forth to escape the
threat of a more powerful piece. At the end of their encounter, Breeze puts Marlowe in "check" by issuing an ultimatum that he must make a move by noon the next day or he will quite literally be "captured" by being arrested as a material witness.

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The High Window