Black Leopard, Red Wolf Symbols & Objects

Marlon James
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Tracker’s Nose

Tracker’s superhuman sense of smell symbolizes the urge to explore and to find a sense of purpose. Tracker’s involvement in the novel consistently hinges on the superhuman tracking abilities granted by his nose, and thus Tracker is compelled to travel all over the kingdoms during his missions. Throughout these travels, he struggles to find a stable outlook and sense of self.

The Boy

The missing boy symbolizes the struggle for peace and for meaning. The novel takes place in a world that is often defined by people who search for meaning in violence. From the monarchs to the tracking party to the beasts of the forest, the novel is rife with violence. Meanwhile, Tracker believes that finding the boy and placing him on the throne might create a chance for the kingdoms to find meaning in peace.

War

The impending war symbolizes...

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