The Destroyers: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Christopher Bollen
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Turquoise earring

Sonny and Charlie have a game together in which they steal an object and hide it among the other’s belongings. These include a lamp, ashtrays, a letter opener, and now a gaudy earring found in Charlie’s tote bag (149). Later, the earring reappears and Sonny explains that Charlie bought the ugly pair for her. Charlie finds the earring while talking to Ian on Domitian and is not pleased as he and Sonny are fighting all the time. Charlie pins the earring on his shirt and it “hangs over his heart like a mock war medal” (149). Later that night, Charlie still has the earring on when he initiates a fight with the goal of buying himself a few days away from Sonny so that he can go to Bodrum. The earring symbolizes Charlie’s failing relationship with Sonny, and it is not decided at the...

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