Every Man for Himself Setting & Symbolism

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Princes House

Princes House is J. P. Morgan's house in London where Morgan stays for several weeks before the story begins. The narrator steals a small painting of his mother from a hallway wall as he leaves.

Mother's Portrait

Morgan steals a framed canvas of his mother as a young girl from J. P. Morgan's house and installs it on the wall of his stateroom aboard Titanic. He looks to the picture for protection. When he is betrayed by Scurra and Wallis, Morgan wants to throw the portrait overboard. Scurra intervenes and rescues it. The next day, it is returned to Morgan by the steward. As the novel's climax approaches, Morgan strips the canvas from its frame and tucks it into his pocket as he dresses heavily in preparation to abandon ship as the Titanic is sinking.

R.M.S. Titanic

The Titanic is the ill-fated luxury liner...

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