The Man with the Golden Gun Setting & Symbolism

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The British Ministry of Defense

This is the organization for which Bond works, responsible for espionage and security. It is, to all appearances here, a highly secretive and intelligent organization, with an extensive information gathering network and powerful technological resources.

Scaramanga's Gun

The "golden gun" of the title, this gun is Scaramanga's weapon of choice, a symbol of his power, ruthlessness, and authority. A report presented to M also describes it as either a manifestation of sexual power or a compensation for sexual inadequacy, but the narrative never explores this symbolism.

Bond's Guns

Bond uses two guns in this book. The first is a strange weapon apparently supplied by the Russians who brainwashed him, loaded with poison with which he is meant to kill M. This gun can be seen as symbolic of the "poisonous-ness" of Russian influence and/or socio-political philosophy. Bond's second gun is his usual...

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