Station Eleven

by

Emily S. J. Mandel

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Airplanes

After the collapse, airplanes are a symbol of civilization. They represent the connectivity of the technologically advanced, pre-collapse modern world. In the immediately aftermath, people would look towards the sky, hopeful of seeing planes flying…

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The Paperweight

Like airplanes, thepaperweightfunctions as a symbol in various ways. The paperweight, along with its peculiar journey, symbolizes human connection. It passes through the hands of many of the novel’s important characters. It originates with…

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Books

Printed text is extremely important within Station Eleven. Books are highly valuable in their many different forms in the post-collapse world. Kirsten’s prized possessions are the “Dr. Eleven” graphic novels, and she maintains…

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