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Last Orders Setting & Symbolism

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The Box / The Jar

The jar containing Jack Dodd's ashes is the pivotal object of the story. This becomes a point of emotion, controversy, and deep thought where the characters question whether the contents of the jar are really "Jack." At times, the characters amusingly treat the jar as if it is a person. "Where is Jack" is a repeating theme of the story.

Pint

A pint is the English term for a pint measure of a glass of beer. This traditional "English system" unit of measure is still in use today, having survived the onset of the Metric system. Equal to sixteen fluid ounces.

Coach and Horses

The main characters' pub of choice in Bermondsey is Coach and Horses. More than a hundred years old, it is a central meeting point for the group over the years and a common fixture in everyone's' lives.

River Thames

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