Dark at the Crossing Symbols & Objects

Elliot Ackerman
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Washing hands

The symbol of hand-washing represents the removal of guilt. After Haris told Daphne that he had killed Jim and explained what happen to her, she put soap in his hands and washed his together with hers, thus cleansing him of his past.

Camouflage jacket

Sami disliked Haris' camouflage jacket, which made him look like a tough soldier, not a soldier. Jim had given it to him. Haris' camouflage jacket symbolized what he feared he would become: a hardened soldier like Jim.

The Euphrates River

This symbolized Haris' childhood home and what he missed. The Euphrates is in his dreams of his childhood home. He had grown up by the Euphrates River in Iraq.

Cause the camel

In Amir's dream, Cause the camel symbolizes that the political cause cannot last. Amir and Haris had previously given themselves for the political cause of the Free Army. However...

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