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The Mimic Men: A Novel Symbols & Objects

V.S. Naipaul
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Bella Bella Bottling Works

The Bella Bella Bottling Works symbolize wealth, power, and the economic factors of colonialism. The Bella Bella Bottling Works are a large bottling factory on the island of Isabella. Singh’s maternal grandmother was the owner before she died, and then her son, Cecil, inherited them. The factory’s main contractor is the international corporation Coca-Cola, thus representing the influence of foreign business interests on the economy of Isabella. Although the factory has widespread effects on the economy of Isabella, it is owned and managed only by people of non-Isabellan backgrounds, thus demonstrating the parallels between economic and colonial divisions.

Luger

The idea of the luger symbolizes Singh’s morbid fascination with his own mortality and the possible pointlessness of life. A luger is a type of pistol that often invades Singh’s thoughts. Singh’s father was shot and killed by Cecil...

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