Everything We Left Behind Symbols & Objects

Lonsdale, Kerry
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A Metal Box

This metal box that Julian pulls out of the closet for James represents Carlos’ life. Carlos put this box, containing legal documents such as passports, birth certificates, his wife’s death certificate, Aimee’s engagement ring and thumb drives containing Carlos’ journal. He had put the box together to give James an idea of the sort of man Carlos had been.

Aimee’s Engagement Ring

James carries Aimee’s engagement ring in his pocket as a reminder of his mistakes. James wants to keep these mistakes close to his mind so that he does not make the same mistakes again.

Paintings of Aimee

These paintings of Aimee represent James’ impact on Carlos’ life. Even though Carlos does not know who Aimee is, he finds himself dreaming of her and painting her likeness over and over. When he learned the details of his background with...

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