A Long Way From Home: A Novel Symbols & Objects

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Propeller

The plane propeller symbolizes Dan’s cruel and domineering nature. When Dan learns that Titch and Irene are opening a new dealership, Dan says that they should decorate it with a propellor form one of his old airplanes. Irene and Titch reject the gift, and Dan sees this as a personal sleight, so he becomes determined to sabotage Irene and Titch’s business.

Redex Trial

The Redex Trial symbolizes the ways in which Australia’s colonial history has shaped the country and hurt Aboriginal populations. While research the Redex route, Bachhuber discovers that the path goes through many lands that were at one point forcibly seized by white Australians form the indigenous peoples that already lived there.

Irene and Titch’s Marriage

Irene and Titch’s marriage symbolizes both the benefits and hazards of mutual dependence. At the beginning of the novel, Titch and Irene are...

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