The Passion Setting & Symbolism

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Domino's Icicle

Domino's icicle is an ice-encased gold chain which once hung from Domino's tent in the Russian tundra. As if by magic, the icicle remains intact for several years.

The Kitchen

The kitchen is where Henri prepares the chicken that Napoleon so prefers. As a cook, Henri is better fed than his fellow soldiers.

Henri's Village

Henri's village is a small farming community. He describes them as a lukewarm people who yearn to feel.

The Brothel

Henri visits a brothel soon after joining Napoleon's army. He is disillusioned by the experience.

Tiny Shoes

Patrick shows Henri a pair of tiny, worn shoes. Supposedly they once fit on Patrick's feet but were shrunk by the power of goblin magic.

Boats

Villanelle pilots several small boats throughout the novel. They vary from a police boat, to a boatman's gondola, to a black funeral skiff.

Villanelle's Heart

Villanelle's heart is...

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