The Book of Night Women Symbols & Objects

Marlon James
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Blood

Blood takes a dominant role in the first paragraph of the novel and represents the violence of slavery.

The Circle

The circle symbolizes that the life of the slaves is a vicious circle. White people commit atrocities against the slaves and in turn slaves commit atrocities against white people and other black people because of what the white people do to them, perpetuating the cycle.

Fire

Fire represents energy. When used in a controlled manner, it can be a good thing, but it can be destructive when left unchecked as seen when Lilith goes crazy and sets Isobel's home on fire.

Lilith's Green Eyes

Green eyes are rare and the eye color represents intense passion, thus causing people to associate mystery with the person’s soul. The bearer of green eyes can get angry in a split second and can seem mysterious, but in the end...

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