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Knife Symbols & Objects

Jo Nesbo
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Knife

The knife is a symbol of death, cruelty, and connection. Finne likes to kill with a knife, particularly a knife to the stomach. For that reason, Rakel’s death is attributed at first to him. Hala was raped and stabbed. Her death appears to be connected to the murders that Finne has committed. The idea of being killed with a knife seems to signify a slow, cruel death as opposed to dying quickly from being shot.

Hole in Finne’s Hand

The hole in Finne’s hand symbolizes Finne's arrest. The hole is a constant reminder to Finne that Harry shot him in the process of catching him and putting him in jail. It was that shot that left the hole in Finne’s hand. At times in the novel, Finne is identified by the hole in his hand.

Dice

The dice symbolize fate. Finne originally...

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