The House With a Clock in Its Walls Symbols & Objects

John Bellairs
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The Magic Clock

The magic clock is a symbol of Isaac and Selenna Izard's determination to bring an end to the world and everyone in it. The clock ticks inside the walls of Jonathan's house, but they are not able to find it until Lewis helps create a magic spell that shows them the clock is in the coal bin. Lewis is the one who destroys the clock and Selenna, bringing an end to the plan.

Mrs. O'Meagher

Mrs. O'Meagher is a symbol of Selenna's effort to finish the work her husband began. Selenna moves into the house across the street form Jonathan's house, pretending to be Mrs. O'Meagher, though Lewis quickly realizes her true identity.

Jonathan's Clocks

These clocks are symbolic of Jonathan's effort to cover up the ticking in the walls, which is driving him crazy. They are also symbolic of Jonathan's inability to figure...

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