Recursion: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Blake Crouch
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The Memory Chair

Helena's memory chair invention symbolizes the dangers of technological advancement. Though Helena initially designs the chair for the benefit of society, Alzheimer's patients in particular, once Slade gains control of the invention, he wreaks havoc on the globe. The author uses the chair throughout the novel to explore the ways in which power and greed can manipulate and distort even the most positive and beneficial of technologies.

Hotel Memory

Slade's Hotel Memory symbolizes deception. Though the setting seems innocuous, equipped with a bar and seemingly well-meaning bartender, the hotel is in fact one of the most dangerous realms Barry enters. The hotel successfully lures individuals in and swiftly takes advantage of them. In this way, the hotel also acts as a representation of Slade himself, the ways in which he manipulates and uses people for his own advantage.

Helena Smith

Helena's character symbolizes determination...

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