Kingdom of the Blind: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel Symbols & Objects

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The Title

The title of the book represents entitlement. Even though Bertha worked as a housekeeper, she insisted that people call her the Baroness. The use of the word "Kingdom" in the title suggests that some are above others and deserve better treatment.

The Letter

The letter symbolizes misrepresentation. Mercier does not believe there is anything wrong with using his father’s letterhead even though his father is dead. He claims that it causes less confusion. It the case of Bertha’s will, however, the use of his father’s letterhead actually causes more confusion. Gamache is baffled not only that he is called to a home that appears abandoned, but that he was apparently called there by a dead man.

Farmhouse

The farmhouse represents the past. In the letter that Bertha dictates to Katie, she tells Tony that she wants the farmhouse to be demolished because...

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