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Last Night in Montreal Symbols & Objects

Emily St. John Mandel
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The Name Lilia

Throughout the novel, names served as the most consistent form of symbolism. Lilia, meaning Lilly, is a traditional symbol of innocence, purity, and beauty. This symbolism was further emphasized in her father’s reference to her as his “dove,” another reference to innocence and purity. Throughout the novel, Lilia was portrayed as an innocent victim of circumstance. Although her abduction and her need to travel upset the lives of many, she never left with the intention of upsetting anyone. Instead, she seemed tortured by her own way of life, unable to escape the lasting impact of her upbringing. In her worry for her mother and her decision to believe Christopher, she showed herself to be an honest character searching for the genuineness in others.

The Name Zed

Zed, like many of the names in the novel, has roots in the Hebrew language. The author...

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