Valiant Gentlemen Symbols & Objects

Sabina Murray
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Bull

Sarita remembers seeing a bull mating with a cow when she was a girl. As an adult, the image of the bull comes to mind when she sees Brock-Innes emerge from a closet with her father’s valet. The bull symbolizes Sarita’s recognition of Brock-Innes’ sexuality.

Borneo

Ward is reminded of Borneo when he contemplates marrying Sarita. He talks about Borneo’s siren song that drew him in with its beauty, but nearly killed him. He worries that entering into Sarita’s world might also be dangerous.

Boy Dancing on the Bar

Casement encounters a man who takes him to a bar where other homosexuals gather. Casement sees what he believes to be a woman in a pink dress dancing on the bar. The next morning, after having had his first sexual encounter with a man, Casement realizes that the woman was a teenaged boy...

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