The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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Cauldron

The Count is cooked to death in a large cauldron while visiting with the chief of an Amazonian tribe in Africa.

Knife

Desiderio kills Albertina with a simple kitchen knife that she has brought into the eroto-energy generating room at the end of the novel.

Statue

A statue is erected of Desiderio after the war because he is considered a hero who single-handedly ended the war.

Bridge

There is a single, fragile bridge that leads to Dr. Hoffman's castle. Desiderio burns this when he escapes from the castle after killing Dr. Hoffman and Albertina.

Helicopter

Desiderio and Albertina are rescued by a helicopter moments before they are to be shoed like a horse.

Cathedral

There is a cathedral in the capitol city that appears impervious to Dr. Hoffman's machine until the day it burns down. The cathedral is later rebuilt and Desiderio anticipates being buried there.

Dr. Hoffman's Samples

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