The Feral Detective Symbols & Objects

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Arabella’s Disappearance

Arabella’s disappearance symbolizes the sense of uncertainty pervading America in the wake of the 2016 election. After the 2016 election, an air of fear and potential instability began to pervade the country, and it is possible that the election itself contributed to Arabella’s decision to drop out of school and go to California.

2016 Presidential Election

The 2016 presidential election symbolizes crisis and unforeseen change. In the novel, Phoebe is still reeling from the reality of Donald Trump’s election, and she struggles with how to proceed with her own life now that her views of herself and her country have changed. By the end of the novel, Phoebe is still unsure of how she will proceed with her life.

Phoebe’s Resignation

Phoebe’s resignation from her job at The New York Times symbolizes disillusionment in previously trusted institutions. After Donald Trump’s election, Phoebe...

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