The Snowman: A Harry Hole Novel Symbols & Objects

Jo Nesbo
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A Snowman

The snowman is a symbol of emotional coldness and the inability to feel. Mathias tells Sylvia that he wants her to eat snow “Until you’ve become your true self. Something that can’t feel” (91-92). His decision to use her head to make his snowman at this scene indicates Mathias believes snowmen are a representation of emotional iciness.

The Letter

The letter is a symbol of false suspicion. Because Harry finds the unique paper on which the letter was printed in Katrine’s apartment as well as a file containing the text of the letter from the Snowman on her computer, he assumes she is the Snowman. In reality, Katrine had written the letter in hopes that it would pique Harry’s interest and make him more likely to help her in investigating this person whom she believes is a serial killer.

Birte’s Pink Scarf

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