The Girls: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Emma Cline
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Vacation House

The vacation house, belonging to Evie’s friend Dan, where she stays during the present day section of the narrative is symbolic of Evie’s status as an outsider who lives in the margins of other people’s lives, rather than occupying center stage in her own life. A vacation home of another person is an occasional part of their life, so Evie is occupying the sidelines of Dan’s existence. This echoes her status in the group at the ranch, where she occupied the role of a bystander to the activities of the others, avoiding being involved in the murders as a result but also always feeling abandoned and like she did not belong anywhere.

Toilet Paper

The toilet paper that Evie gives to Suzanne symbolizes Evie’s desperate desire to fit in and be noticed by anyone who will pay her any attention...

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