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Along Came a Spider Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Basement

Soneji was punished as a small child by being forced to spend hours at a time in a dark basement.

Abandoned Farm

Soneji takes Maggie Rose and Michael Goldberg to an abandoned farm where he buries them in a box buried in the barn.

Lindbergh Kidnapping

The baby son of Charles Lindbergh was kidnapped from his home in the 1930s, resulting in what was called the trial of the century at the time. Soneji emulates this crime when he kidnaps Maggie Rose Dunne and Michael Goldberg.

Piano

Cross has a piano on his front porch that he plays when he is stressed from the job.

Multiple Personality Disorder

Multiple Personality Disorder is a mental disorder in which a person who suffered severe abuse as a small child will develop one or more additional personalities as a coping mechanism to deal with the memories of the abuse. Murphy...

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