Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish: A Novel Symbols & Objects

David Rakoff
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Photograph

One of the main items that travels throughout the story is the photograph of Helen taken by Clifford in June, 1954. The photo shows Helen topless, her breasts covered by oranges. Everyone who sees the photo thinks that it is artistic and beautiful, much like Aphrodite.

Art

Art is Clifford's gift and his outlet.

San Francisco

San Francisco represents freedom to Clifford. It is the place where he can finally express his true self.

Money

Money is a symbol of Susan's greed and her attempt to fill a void with material possessions.

Zion

Zion is where Susan goes to try to find peace. It is another way to fill the void within herself.

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