The Murderer's Daughters Setting & Symbolism

Randy Susan Meyers
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Knife

Joey Zachariah kills his wife with a knife from their kitchen.

Onyx Boxes

Celeste inherited multiple onyx boxes upon her father's death that she would occasional take off the shelves and allow her daughters to dust. This is a favorite memory of Lulu and Merry and this leads Merry to procure one from their aunt Cilla for Lulu's forty-first birthday.

Tearjerker Movies

Every year on the anniversary of their mother's death, Lulu and Merry will watch tearjerker movies in her honor.

Letters

Joey sends many letters to his daughters during his years in jail. Merry reads all of them, but Lulu rarely reads any of hers.

Drawings

Cassandra, Lulu's daughter, makes several drawings that suggest death and kidnappings. Cassandra's teacher uses these drawings to suggest to Drew that Cassandra needs emotional counseling.

Expensive Clothing

The Cohens buy expensive clothing for Merry and Lulu, adding to their fears...

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