LaRose Symbols & Objects

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Landreaux's rifle

Landreaux uses a hunting rifle to hunt deer and other large animals along his property to provide additional food for his family. It is with his hunting rifle that Landreaux accidentally kills Dusty when Landreaux initially intends to kill a deer. Devastated by the accident, Landreaux later burns the gun, so that it can never be used by anyone again.

Deer

A deer is hunted by Landreaux early in the novel, and becomes symbolic of a bridge, or guide, between the present world and the next. Landreaux stalks and intends to kill the deer early in the novel, but the deer bolts away just in time to avoid the shot. Instead, Dusty is killed. Here, the deer has arrived to ensure that Danny’s life in this world will end. The deer is on hand to guide Dusty’s spirit into the afterlife.

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