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The Girl on the Train Symbols & Objects

Paula Hawkins
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Carriage D

Carriage D on the 8:04 commuter train from Ashbruy to Euston is the train car in which Rachel always sits headed to and from her imaginary job. The train stops at a switch just beside Witney, which allows Rachel to look out over her old neighborhood and house.

Alcohol

Alcohol is consumed in copious amounts by Rachel during and prior to the events of the novel. Rachel is a full-fledged alcoholic, which has contributed to the demise of her marriage. She rarely goes without drink in the novel, and is frequently drunk. This causes her to have memory lapses, judgment issues, and blackouts. By the end of the novel, though, Rachel has been without alcohol for 21 days and counting.

E-Mails

E-Mails are sent from Rachel to her ex-husband, Tom, usually when she is drunk. These e-mails are often condescending towards Anna, and Rachel rarely ever remembers...

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