Small Country Symbols & Objects

Gaël Faye
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Noses

Noses are introduced in the first chapter of the novel as a symbol of social and ethnic difference. The novel highlights the absurdity of this connection by explaining this symbolism from the perspective of a young Gabriel.

The Mosquito Net

The mosquito net that Gabriel is playing with while he listens to his parents arguing is a sign of his parents’ disintegrating marriage and of the impact that this will have on Gabriel. Just as the end of his parents’ marriage leaves a hole in Gabriel’s heart, so too does Gabriel leave a hole in the mosquito net.

The Red BMX Bike

The red BMX bike that Gabriel receives for Christmas is a symbol of his privileged upbringing. The fact that Gabriel chooses to reclaim this bike, rather than leave it for a little boy less privileged than he is, is an additional symbol of...

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