Darkness at Noon Symbols & Objects

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Paper and Pen

Rubashov requests paper and pen after his arrest. Rubashov must buy his own. He uses the paper and pen to write a diary.

Cigarettes

Rubashov smokes. When he first comes to the prison, he does not have any cigarettes. They make him wait until he has vouchers for the prison store to buy more, which forces Rubashov to go through a short withdrawal.

Portrait

There is a portrait of No. 1 in most homes throughout Russia, including Rubashov’s bedroom.

Pince-Nez

Pince-nez are eye glasses without arms that sit on the nose. Rubashov wears a pair of pince-nez.

Fountain Pen

Gletkin gives Rubashov a fountain pen when it is time for him to sign a confession. Rubashov is put off by the warmth of the pen from Gletkin's pocket.

Newspaper

Wissilij reads the account of Rubashov’s trial in the newspaper. Wissilij is deeply frightened...

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