The Gap of Time Symbols & Objects

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The BabyHatch

This BabyHatch is both a symbol of hope and a symbol of resignation. Because his wife was dying in the hospital when Shep watched the hatch being built, he is reminded of the pain of her passing and his part in her death. Later, after Shep gets Perdita out of this same BabyHatch he sees it as a symbol of hope. He believes he was given Perdita as a sign of forgiveness and new life. It is while raising Perdita that he learns to love again.

The Bullet

This bullet is symbolic of Clo and Shep’s part in the car jacking. Because they tried to scare the car jackers away from the man whom they were beating, one of the men fired a shot at their car, causing their tire to go flat. When the police worked up the forensics at the scene of...

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