Story of the Eye Setting & Symbolism

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Eggs

The narrator and Simone have a fascination with eggs. They often use eggs in their sexual play.

Bull Balls

When Simone attends the bull fights and learns that the balls of the slain bulls are often fried for members of the audience, Simone asks to be presented with a pair of raw balls.

Bicycles

The narrator and Simone ride bicycles to the sanitarium where Marcelle is being treated in order to rescue her.

Wardrobe

Marcelle hides in a wardrobe during an orgy orchestrated by the narrator and Simone. Later, Marcelle is driven insane by what she sees happening outside the wardrobe. When Marcelle is brought back to this room, she hangs herself inside the wardrobe.

Simone's Bedroom

The narrator hides out in Simone's bedroom after the orgy for fear of arrest for indecency.

Simone's Bathroom

While in hiding, the narrator and Simone like to use the bathroom...

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