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Macbeth: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Jo Nesbo
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Bertha

Bertha is an inactive locomotive whose inactivity represents how the town used to produce honest industry, but has since gone dormant thanks to the influx of drugs and casinos. In the climactic sequence of the novel, Duff uses the train as a literal weapon to barge through the front doors of the fortified Inverness Casino, using this symbol of old-school production to literally destroy Macbeth.

Casinos

In contrast to the dilapidated Bertha, the tall and impressive Obelisk Casino and Inverness Casino represent the town's moral and economic decline under the rule of Kenneth. The spiritual meaning of the casinos is described in the opening pages of the novel in this way: "It was a contradiction to many that the less industry and more unemployment there was, the more popular it had become among the inhabitants to gamble away money they didn't have at the town's two...

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