The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Symbols & Objects

Phaedra Patrick
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Charm Bracelet

The charm bracelet symbolizes mystery and important memories. While cleaning out Miriam’s old things, Arthur discovers the gold link bracelet with a heart-shaped fastener in one of her boots. There are eight charms on the bracelet, including an elephant, a flower, a book, a paint palette, a tiger, a thimble, a heart, and a ring. Arthur had hoped that cleaning out Miriam’s old things would help him to move forward, but the bracelet seems to defy this because it forces him back into the past to learn more about Miriam’s life–making the charms curious for him. As it is explained to Arthur in London, a charm bracelet is like wearing memories on the wrist–memories that matter for one reason or another that are worth recalling. Arthur ultimately sells the bracelet as it has no real sentimental value to him, keeping...

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