The Lighthouse Symbols & Objects

Moore, Alison
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The Ferry

The ferry signifies both the beginning and the end of Futh's trip to Germany. The novel begins in the ferry, and the ferry connects Futh to memories of his trip as a young man with his father, after his mother abandoned the family. The ferry is the place that connects Futh to his memories, the passageway between present and past. He does not return to the ferry at the end of the story, stopped by forces outside of his control. Although the ferry is supposed to bring him back to his life in London, Futh does not board the final ferry. This suggest that life continues, with or without the protagonist, it journeys with no end.

Lighthouse

The lighthouse appears throughout the novel as a warning sign and a place that signifies home. Futh's father tells the story of the lighthouse in Cornwall, that although...

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