The Flamethrowers Symbols & Objects

Rachel Kushner
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Moto Valera Motorbikes

Moto Valera Motorbikes are symbols of different things for Reno and Valera. For Valera they symbolize his passionate individualism and his desire to pursue his own dreams regardless of the cost. For Reno, her Moto Valera Motorbike represents her sense of self. Although inherently tied up with Sandro, who got the bike for her, Reno’s motorbike symbolizes the woman she has become during her years in New York (a woman who is partially defined by the lessons she learned through her relationship with Sandro, but who is independent nevertheless). The bike allowed Reno to ride freely through the streets of New York during the blackout, while Sandro was on a grounded airplane, unable to get anywhere without the assistance of others.

The Flamethrowers

The Flamethrowers of Sandro’s Arditi battalion dolls depicting the Italian army during World War One, are symbolic of the...

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