A Gambler's Anatomy Symbols & Objects

This Study Guide consists of approximately 37 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of A Gambler's Anatomy.
This section contains 1,137 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Gambler's Anatomy Study Guide

Backgammon

In this novel, backgammon symbolizes luck, fate, and control over one's own life. Backgammon is a two-person board game played with dice and wooden pegs. It is a game of chance where players strategize the movement of their pegs based on rolls of the dice. Unlike card games, everything in play is visible to both players. The outcome of the games relies heavily on chance in addition to player strategy. In the narrative, backgammon acts as the physical representation of luck and control. As Bruno’s situation worsens and becomes less in his control of his life, his ability to win games of backgammon also decreases. Backgammon is also presented as a very gentlemanly game, so Bruno’s declining success in backgammon also corresponds with the degradation of Bruno’s crafted gentlemanly persona.

Luck

In this novel, the concept of luck is closely connected with the...

(read more)

This section contains 1,137 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the A Gambler's Anatomy Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
A Gambler's Anatomy from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook