The Maltese Falcon

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Although the novel doesn’t contain that many symbols, the jewel-encrusted statue of the Maltese falcon provides rich and complex layers of symbolism. According to Casper Gutman, the 16th century rulers of Malta, an…

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In a lot of symbolism, the size of a man’s gun is proportional with his masculinity. The bigger the gun, the more masculine the man. However, this novel uses guns as a symbol for a…

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