The Mirror Thief Symbols & Objects

Martin Seay
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Mirrors

Mirrored surfaces are present in every scene of the novel to illustrate the notion of secret knowledge hiding in plain sight. The mirror is the central unifying symbol of the story, as it is the ultimate source of mystery that drives the narrative. Crivano’s obsession with the mirror inspires Stanley to seek a world behind the glass, which sets Curtis on his trajectory to search for Stanley. These mirrors also grant the narrator access to observe the other characters.

Windows

The window symbolizes the limited perspective of each character that gazes through it. Each character has a framed range of vision that is limited by their own knowledge and understanding. Oftentimes when a character is deep in thought or withholding information, he or she will look out a window. Windows can also function as mirrors at times, depending on the character’s perspective.

Glasses

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