The Luminaries: A Novel Symbols & Objects

Eleanor Catton
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Godspeed

GodGodspeed is a ship owned by Alistair Lauderback. Lauderback is tricked into signing the ship over to Francis Carter. Walter Moody comes to Hokitika on the Godspeed. Later that night, it flounders near the shore and is sunk.

Aurora Goldmine

Aurora Goldmine is owned by Emery Staines and Francis Carter. Quee Long pans for gold there. It is not a profitable goldmine.

Gold

Gold is what the characters strive to obtain to change their lives. Crosbie Wells found gold that is stolen by his wife and Francis Carter. Quee wants gold so that he can return home and live comfortably. Gold leads the characters to do irrational things that jeopardize their futures.

Opium

Opium is the reason that Sook Yongsheng’s father was killed. Anna is hooked on opium. It leads her to be jailed. Emery Staines tries opium and is lost in its grip and...

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