Origin Symbols & Objects

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A Black Tattoo

The black tattoo on Ávila’s hand represents tyranny. It is the symbol for Franco, the leader prior to Julían’s father. Ávila is led to believe by the Regent that the tattoo will keep him safe from harm if he is captured. In retrospect, this was probably a lie that Winston told Ávila to get his cooperation.

Winston’s Self-Portrait

Winston’s self-portrait is a symbol of a type of low tech location services. When trying to find where the computer that ran Winston was located, Langdon realized that his self-portrait was actually a sort of aerial map of the lot where the office was located.

Heavy Rosary Beads

The rosary beads represent the paradox that religion can be violent. Because the rosary is associated with religion, the person at security when Ávila entered the Guggenheim did not feel the need to...

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