The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some... Setting & Symbolism

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Book

Despereaux reads a romantic fairy tale in a book in the castle library when his sister takes him there to teach him to eat book bindings.

Locket

The rat, Botticelli, wears a locket that he often swings around when he is talking to someone.

Red Cloth

When a prisoner is brought into the dungeon, he is allowed to keep a red cloth. This cloth represents the day he sold his daughter. The prisoner keeps it to remember this terrible day. Roscuro steals the cloth and later makes a cape of it.

Soupspoon

Roscuro wears a soupspoon on his head after the death of the queen to remind himself of his heartbreak.

Red Thread

The mice mark their condemned with a piece of red thread tied around their necks.

Spool of Thread

Despereaux takes a spool of red thread with him into the dungeon in hopes of using...

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