Day Shift Symbols & Objects

Charlaine Harris
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Day Shift (The Title)

The title of the novel symbolizes the crossroads between "normal" human activities and the supernatural. The main plot in this novel deals with the humans in the narrative (Manfred and Olivia) and problems that are the making of humans. Also, there are secrets of the members of the day shift in the town that see the light of day. Readers know more about Olivia's past, that Joe and Chuy are angels, and that Manfred is really psychic.

Meals

Meals and food symbolize interpersonal relations. In the novel, the characters often eat together. Meals that go well symbolize communion between the people who are eating and the close-knit community they form. For example, even though Manfred has had a client die in front of him and is accused of stealing her jewelry and possibly killing her, he has a good meal with Bobo and...

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