This Must Be the Place Symbols & Objects

Maggie O'Farrell
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Guns

Guns are symbolic of Claudette’s desire to keep the past away. Claudette stalks around her property with a gun, randomly firing it off to discourage anyone who might be lurking beyond the fence or elsewhere on the property. She fears being discovered and made the center of a media firestorm that will plunge her back into the public eye.

Radio Announcement

A radio announcement regarding the death of Nicola Janks is symbolic of how relevant the past remains in Daniel’s life. Daniel is unsettled by the announcement, which in turn troubles him because he fears he has caused her death. Because of this, he alters his trip to America to include a few days in London to look up Todd to find out what really happened to Nicola.

Claudette's Temp Job

A temp job is reflective of the temporary phases of Claudette’s life...

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