Breakfast at Tiffany's Setting & Symbolism

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The cat that lives with Holly represents her and her feelings of home. She just found the cat out in the street one day and it followed her home. Holly has refused to name the cat because she doesn't feel she has the right to own a living thing. This reflects her feelings about Doc Golightly. When she left Doc she changed her name as a part of leaving her old life where she felt cooped up and "owned." At the end of the story when Holly and the narrator are driving in the limousine to the airport, Holly gets out of the limousine and tells the cat to go. The cat slinks away into an alleyway. Holly feels awful about this because she realizes at that moment that she and the cat really do belong together, and she fears that she'll never understand love until she's...

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