The Dew Breaker Symbols & Objects

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Statue of Ka's Father

A statue of Ka’s father serves as a physical reminder to him of his past sins. Given his past, Ka’s father does not want a statue of himself to exist anywhere. He thinks it will be a viewed as a monument. Ka’s father believes the statue is a reflection of him directly; therefore, it must be cleansed. He does this by throwing the statue into a man-made lake.

Ka and Anne as Masks

Ka and Anne are like masks to Ka’s father, symbolizing his hidden past. Ka’s father explains that Ka and Anne shield his true nature as a murderous thug. With Anne as his wife and Ka as his daughter, he appears to be a humble father and husband. Ka knows he has been hiding behind these masks. In Florida he comes clean to Ka about his...

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