The Infatuations Symbols & Objects

Javier Marias
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The Prudent Young Woman

In the beginning of the novel, Luisa and Miguel Desvern nicknamed Maria, “The Prudent Young Woman” after noticing she observed them at breakfast. In doing so, they noticed Maria’s careful attitude toward the future. She enjoyed observing the couple, yet never approached. She feared that approaching them would scare them away, ruining her ability to observe them in the future. Maria never acted on impulse, but rather did everything with caution and regard for the future.

The Perfect Couple

In the beginning of the novel, Maria nicknamed Miguel and Luisa Desvern “The Perfect Couple” because they appeared to be so entirely happy with one another. This title was ironic as although the couple was perfectly happy, they were completely unaware of the tragedy that would befall them in Miguel’s murder.

Butterfly Knife

When Canella stabbed Miguel to death, he used a...

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