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The Man Without Qualities II: The Like of It Now Happens Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Jewels

In this case, these are ones that Soliman took from his master Arnheim, who probably did not even notice that they had gone missing. They appear in the novel during volume 2 when Soliman gives them as a present to Rachel. Rachel realizes that he has stolen them and she is desperately unhappy about this.

Underwear

In this novel the underwear presented is mainly in volume 2 and it belongs to the servant Rachel. She has been able to get it because Diotima is generous, and Rachel is not wasteful. So there is a sense in which this lady shares underwear with her younger woman servant. This is even though Diotima is well off financially and not because she is not. The underwear is rather complex compared to what readers may be used to. It appears when Rachel exposes it to Soliman, for whom feeling it is a bit...

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