Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine Symbols & Objects

Honeyman, Gail
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Mummy

Mummy symbolizes Eleanor’s insecurities. Eleanor feels guilty about the circumstances surrounding the house fire that Mummy set. She pretends that she still speaks with Mummy years after Mummy dies because is unable to admit that she craves family relationships, despite how dysfunctional and unhealthy her interactions with Mummy have always been. In addition, Mummy points out the aspects of Eleanor’s appearance about which Eleanor is insecure, such as her scarred face.

Johnnie Lomond

Johnnie Lomond represents Eleanor’s superficial idea of a romantic relationship. Eleanor is so lonely that she devises a fantasy about her future with the local musician. However, Honeyman reveals through Johnnie’s tweets and actions that he is a mean-spirited person. This connects to Eleanor wanting so much to be in a relationship in order to correct her loneliness that she ignores the warning signs of negative behavior, like she...

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