Mister Monkey Symbols & Objects

Francine Prose
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Margot’s Costume

Margot’s costume in Mister Monkey the Musical is symbolic of Margot’s feelings of despair and failure. Margot clings to high-minded things (such as her preparatory soliloquy from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya) in order to help her cope with the indignities of appearing in the production and she had hoped to prepare for playing Portia McBailey as a serious lawyer dedicated to taking on difficult cases. However Roger’s choice of costume – a very tight iridescent purple skirt – stops Margot from being able to think of the character in a positive light and instead imparts the character with the same desperation that Margot feels in her own life. Despite the negative implications of the costume to begin with, it helps to forge a connection between Margot and Mario later in the novel.

Fan Letter

The fan letter that Margot receives in Chapter 1 is...

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