Career of Evil Symbols & Objects

Galbraith, Robert
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The Leg That Arrives at the Office

The narrative opens with the delivery of a severed leg to Strike's office. The leg symbolizes the fact the killer knows Strike and has a vendetta against him as it is cut off at the same point as his. It also symbolizes that the killer is threatening Robin as the killer address the package to her and it is a woman's leg.

The Title, Career of Evil

The title symbolizes the life of the three men who Strike thinks could have sent him the leg. Each of them has been involved in criminal acts that people consider to be evil for most of their lives. Thus, for them being evil is a career.

Food and Drink

Several scenes within the narrative involve food and drink. Both of these elements symbolize communion and the providing of nutrients. The acceptance and enjoyment...

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