The Armies of the Night: History as a Novel, the Novel as History Setting & Symbolism

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Mailer's Den

The second chapter takes place in Mailer's den before he goes to Washington, D.C. In his den, Mailer is completely in control of his life. He can decide whether or not he wants to speak with someone when the phone rings, and his work and life are at his command. His den represents his control over the world. When he leaves his den, he is at the mercy of others to some extent.

The Ambassador

The Ambassador is the theater where the speaking program is held on Thursday night. This is the program where Mailer misses his debut as M.C. but climbs up onto the stage to retake his position.

Draft Cards

At the march to the Department of Justice, the protesters gather 994 draft cards to turn in. The draft cards are not accepted by the Department of Justice, but they represent rebellion against...

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