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Love in a Fallen City Symbols & Objects

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Clothes - "Aloeswood Incense"

The clothes represent possession. When Weilong sees that the clothes in the closet in her room at her aunt’s house fit her perfectly, she realizes that she has been bought, just like prostitutes allow themselves to be bought.

Banana Leaf Fan - "Aloeswood Incense"

This banana leaf fan is a symbol of hate. As Weilong is talking to her aunt, Liang looks at Weilong’s face through the fan. Liang shreds the fan as Weilong is speaking. Weilong finally comes to the conclusion that her aunt is imagining shredding her face. Even this show of hate does not discourage Weilong from her mission.

Diamond Bracelet - "Aloeswood Incense"

The diamond bracelet represents a handcuff. Weilong suspects that by agreeing to take the bracelet from Xie that she is agreeing to some sort of arrangement that Liang and Xie have proposed.

Broken Clock - "Love in a Fallen City"

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