The Book of Dust Symbols & Objects

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Urine

Urine is the ultimate symbol of disrespect in this novel. When Malcolm witnesses Gerard Bonneville's hyena daemon urinating on the path as he walks home, Malcolm is disgusted and horrified. The hyena daemon's actions ooze loathing, rage, and disrespect in a way that Malcolm did not encounter before.

The maimed hyena daemon

Gerard Bonneville's maimed hyena daemon symbolizes Gerard's own internal damage. On the surface, Gerard seems like a nice enough man at first, chatting nicely with patrons at the Trout Inn and winking happily at Malcolm. However, his hyena daemon, like for all people, is partly a manifestation of his own soul. Thus the state of his daemon and the hyena's despicable actions reflect how deranged Gerard himself is, as the reader later learns.

The sixth alethiometer

The sixth alethiometer symbolizes hope. In fighting against the tyrannical regime of the Magisterium, alethiometers are very precious...

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