The Couple Next Door Symbols & Objects

Lapena, Shari
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Cora’s Onesie

Cora’s onesie represents both evidence of Cora’s presence and the Contis’ failure to properly remember the night of the Stillwells’ party. When Anne makes a mistake in identifying the onesie that Cora wore on the night of the kidnapping, she raises suspicion in the eyes of the media and police because she either lied or cannot remember the night. In addition, when the kidnapper sends a ransom note to the Contis’ house, he includes Cora’s onesie in the package, which Anne takes to mean that the person who claims to have Cora really does have her.

Marco’s Cell Phone

Marco’s secret cell phone symbolizes his involvement in deplorable behavior. When Anne finds this phone, she assumes that it means that Marco is having an affair with Cynthia Stillwell. In reality, Marco uses the phone to contact his accomplice in...

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