Inkheart Setting & Symbolism

Cornelia Funke
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Inkheart

Inkheart is a dark children's book written by Fenoglio. Mo Folchart purchases a used copy when his daughter Meggie is an infant and accidentally reads his wife, Theresa into the book, and three characters, Capricorn, Dustfinger, and Basta, out of it.

Meggie's Book Box

Meggie keeps her most treasured books in a book box. The box also contains several items read out of books by Meggie's father.

Basta's Talisman

The deeply superstitiuos Basta wears a talisman around his neck to ward off evil curses. When the fetish is stolen by Dustfinger, Basta replaces it with a rabbit's foot.

Basta's Knife

Basta uses this sinister blade to threaten his victims. The knife is also lifted by Dustfinger.

Black Jackets

Capricorn's henchmen are so named for their standard uniform of black leather jackets.

Dustfinger's Backpack

Dustfinger's backpack features prominently in the story. It serves as the martin Gwin's carrying...

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