French Exit Symbols & Objects

Patrick deWitt
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Lizard

The lizard Frances sees in her bedroom is a symbol foreshadowing the difficulties ahead for Frances and Malcolm after losing their money. It is also a symbol of Malcolm's uselessness when it comes to practical matters. Frances asks him to come into her room and kill the lizard, but he does not have the first idea about how to do so. Instead, he simply opens the window and tells Frances the lizard left. The lizard can also be seen as a symbol of their excessive way of life, as they opt to move into the Four Seasons for the night and let the doorman handle the situation in the apartment.

Heart attack

Franklin's heart attack is a symbolic acknowledgement of his horrible lifestyle and value system. Franklin was an attorney for the most reprehensible clients imaginable, including tobacco, pharmaceutical, and gun companies, and he had no...

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