The Alienist Setting & Symbolism

Caleb Carr
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Letter from Killer

Sara comes into possession of a letter the killer wrote and sent to Mrs. Santorelli. The team uses this letter to learn a great deal about the killer, including his obsession with Indian mutilation.

Dageurreotype

Victor Dury took pictures of massacred and mutilated white settlers in order to gain support for a new mission into the west. One of these daguerreotypes appears on the lid of a box that holds the heart of Japheth Dury's mother.

Murder Report

Moore is given a report on the murder of a married couple in New Paltz, New York that includes the same type of mutilation that has appeared in the boy-prostitute murders. This report leads to the discovery of Japheth Dury and the genesis of John Beecham.

Cigarettes

Stevie is constantly asking for cigarettes from the investigative team despite the fact that Kreizler does not like him to...

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