Silent Prey Setting & Symbolism

John Sandford
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Mrs. Lacey's building

The old apartment in SoHo is where Bekker hides from the police and performs his experiments. The basement apartment is the perfect lair for him, undergound and representative of Hell.

Eyelids

Bekker is obsessed with the eyelids of his victims, referring to them as his spiders. To him, they are the safeguards to the human soul, which is represented by eyes.

Davenport's Lakehouse

Davenport's Wisconsin lake house, formerly a retreat for him, has become oppressive and boring.

Fell's Apartment

The upper East side apartment is where Davenport convinces Fell to trust him, though he has secretly searched the apartment.

Kennett's Boat

The boat is a symbol of freedom. Kennett and Davenport talk about sailing away to the Islands and languishing there, leading stress-free lives.

The Island

Like Kennett's boat, the Island represent freedom from responsibility and the general hardships of life as a cop.

Charleston

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