The Book of Disquiet Setting & Symbolism

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Cult of Humanity

Soares' refers to this cult of humanity as being the opposite of the worship of God. Soares does not believe humanity is worthy of worship and does not subscribe to this belief.

Roadside Inn

Soares compares his life to a roadside inn.

Rua dos Douradores

The Rua dos Douradores is the street where Soares' office and his rented fourth floor room are located.

Two Large Pages of the Ledger

As an assistant bookkeeper, Soares spends most of his day looking at these objects.

The Plant

This plant represents happiness to Soares's crippled neighbor.

The First Floor Dining Room

Soares eats his meals in this location.

Calendar Through the Window Opposite

Soares knows that the sky has cleared after a storm because he can see a calendar that is posted in the room across the street from his.

The Tagus

The Tagus is a river that...

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