Magpie Murders Symbols & Objects

Anthony Horowitz
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A Bottle of Physotigmine

The bottle of physotigmine represents death. Clarissa steals it from Dr. Redwing’s office considering that she might use it to kill her brother. Pünd finds the bottle of medicine while searching Clarissa’s house and keeps it instead of returning it to Dr. Redwing. He uses it to euthanize himself instead of suffering through the end stages of his inoperable tumor.

Key to Pye Hall

This key represents Clarissa’s belief that she belongs at Pye Hall despite the fact Magnus inherited the house and practically forced her to leave.

Piece of Fool’s Gold

This piece of fool’s gold represents worthless pursuits. Robert kills his brother over this piece of mineral that Magnus had hidden for them to find. Even though the stone is worth nothing, Robert lashes out violently at his brother because he wants it so badly...

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