Glass Houses Symbols & Objects

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Gamache’s Scar

Gamache’s scar is a symbol of the impact his job has made on him. It is a visible symbol of the emotional scars that Gamache carries with him. The scar proves that Gamache is conscientious enough about his job that he has not come through it unscathed.

Black Robes

The black robes worn by both the judge and the cobrador are symbols of judgment. The judge makes judgments based on the law while the cobrador makes judgments based on the conscience.

Gamache’s Medals

While they should be a source of pride, the medals that decorate Gamache’s dress uniform represent to him things he wishes had never happened. He sees these medals as proof of the crime and hate that exists in the world.

Fentanyl

The huge shipment of fentanyl headed for the United States is a symbol of the plague. Gamache...

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