Bluebird, Bluebird Symbols & Objects

Attica Locke
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Alcohol

Alcohol symbolizes an escape from Darren's mounting problems as he continues the investigation of Michael and Missy's murders. Darren does not begin drinking excessively in the novel until his fight with Lisa, and in the very first scene in which he appears he is hungover during the grand jury hearing. As he and Randie progress in their investigation they share a number of scenes during which they drink alcohol, either in a bar or out of a bottle, as a means of coping with the mounting trouble around them. By the end of the novel, Darren decides against buying a bottle of bourbon at the grocery store, signifying a willingness to face his problems head on.

Wedding Band

Darren's wedding band is a symbol of his commitment to Lisa, which he wears despite their marital problems as "a gesture of hope" (84). Darren and Lisa's marriage very...

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