Red Sparrow Symbols & Objects

Jason Matthews
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Spy Dust

This spy dust is a sign of surveillance. It is described in the novel that this dust was used to “pollinate suspect CIA officers in the US Embassy in Moscow” (6). If a worker in the SVR winds up with this substance, which shows up only in special light, on himself or his clothing, the Russians suspect he has been meeting with an American.

Benzedrine Tablet

This benzedrine tablet is a symbol of falseness. SVR workers give this tablet to Dominika to prepare her for her sexual encounter with Ustinov. Even though she felt no attraction for the man, it gave her a physical lift to allow her to perform believably when seducing him.

Original Documents

These original documents represent the foolhardy behavior that Gable believes Dominika is exhibiting as she steals secrets from the Russians. Gable screams at Dominika for sneaking these documents out of...

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