Motherless Brooklyn Setting & Symbolism

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Minna’s Beeper

Lionel uses Minna’s beeper as a means of staying in touch with other characters in his pursuit of Frank’s killer. At some point, it becomes a means by which others can garner his attention. He eventually discards the pager in the ocean at the end of the book.

Cars

L&L is a courier service, so it makes sense that much of the action of the novel takes place in cars. However, little of this action is done while driving. Lionel is apprehended on several occasions and questioned or threatened in cars. It is only late in the novel in which the plot is advanced while Lionel is behind the wheel of a car.

Sandwiches

Lionel eats approximately eight sandwiches over the course of a two-day period--more, if you count the White Castle burgers he is eating at the novel’s opening. The...

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