A Scanner Darkly Setting & Symbolism

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Yard Guard

Jerry Fabin buys Yard Guard at the 7-11 grocery store. He has found that this is the best brand of bug spray to use against the aphids.

Substance D

Substance D is a highly addictive illegal drug. It is also known as slow death.

Cephalochromoscope

Bob Arctor's cephalochromoscope, which cost nine hundred dollars, is his most treasured possession. He turns it on whenever he is at home. Sometimes characters refer to the cephalochromoscpoe as simply the "cephscope." It is a device that seems to be used for recreation and relaxation.

Fiddler's Three

Fiddler's Three is a coffee shop in Santa Ana, California. Charles Freck and Jim Barris eat a meal there.

New-Path

New-Path is the name of a chain of residence centers where drug users go to kick their habit. Drug dealers occasionally hide in New-Path centers.

Room 203

Room 203 at police headquarters is a psychology-testing lab...

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