The Life-Writer Symbols & Objects

David Constantine
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Nine Lives

Nine Lives is symbolic of Katrin’s fascination and sympathy toward unsung human lives. Nine Lives is to be a collection of nine short biographies of unknown, obscure, or insignificant European Romantics. It is this work that Eric urges her toward, as Katrin feels bad for those who created such beautiful works and never received the recognition they deserved.

Eric's trunk

Eric’s trunk, which is kept in the attic, is symbolic of the past. It contains old letters. After his funeral, Katrin decides to go into the trunk to see what she can learn about his life through the letters. By going into the trunk, Katrin undertakes the symbolic act of going into the past.

Letters

Letters symbolize Eric’s life. He has kept a trunk and several bags full of old letters in the attic, all from his past. To learn more about...

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