The Other Typist Symbols & Objects

Suzanne Rindell
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Bracelets

The bracelets are to symbolize handcuffs; "bracelets" is sometimes used as slang for handcuffs. Odalie holds her wrists together and presents them to the Lieutenant Detective “Yes. They look a little like…like handcuffs, don’t they?”( 192). They symbolize how, regardless of how far people move away, or if they create a new identity, that a person is handcuffed to their past. They also symbolize that Odalie/Rose will be caught.

Brooch

The brooch symbolizes Rose’s transformation into Odalie. It is introduced with Odalie’s entrance (Rose takes the brooch after Odalie drops it.) and is returned to Rose in the hospital before Rose embraces the Odalie personality.

Bootlegging

Bootlegging symbolizing Odalie's ability to break rules or laws. From Odalie’s perspective, bootlegging is a victimless crime, much like manufacturing Mr. Vitalli’s confession.

The Vitalli Confession

The Vitalli Confession symbolizes the way in which...

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