The Keeper of Lost Things Symbols & Objects

Ruth Hogan
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Communion Medal

The communion medal symbolizes the unbreakable bond between Anthony and Therese. The medal is a prized possession of Therese and she gives it to Anthony to say thank you for the rose garden. Anthony loses it, prompting Anthony to begin collecting lost items with the intent to return them to their owners.

The Lost Things

The lost things are symbolic of people’s lives and the way the way they intersect with others without people necessarily knowing it. The lost things connect Laura and Eunice in order for Anthony and Therese to be reunited. The lost things also connect Laura with Freddy and Sunshine, making them a family.

Gramophone

The gramophone symbolizes the past and the way in which the past can haunt. Therese plays music on the gramophone to communicate her pleasure and displeasure with Laura and her efforts to help Therese reunite with...

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