Out of the Easy Symbols & Objects

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Revolver

Josie almost always carries a small revolver with her under her skirt wherever she goes. She does this in order to protect and defend herself against criminals and would-be rapists. Josie’s revolver is ultimately stolen by her mother and Cincinnati, so she ends up buying a new revolver. Josie uses the new revolver to stop John from attempting to sleep with her when Josie almost becomes a prostitute.

Lord Elgan watch

A Lord Elgan watch, inscribed to Forrest Hearne from his wife, is worn by Forrest on his trip to New Orleans. The watch demonstrates both class and wealth, and is envied by Josie in an ambitious, rather than a jealous way. After Forrest is murdered, Josie finds his watch under her mother’s bed, providing evidence that Louise had something to do with Forrest’s death. Josie holds onto the watch seems to stem...

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