Breakfast at Tiffany's
Breakfast at Tiffany's Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
Holly's cat is a constant reminder of the lack of connection she feels to those around her. For much of the story, he represents her unwillingness (or maybe her inability) to feel tied down to anyo...
Holly is rarely without her dark glasses, and these quite obviously prevent people from seeing what's going on behind them. Her eyes are almost always covered up, making it difficult to know what s...
Holly gives the narrator an antique birdcage for Christmas, but she doesn't like what it means one bit. She appreciates "its fantasy" (7.4), but she cannot "bear to see anything in a cage" (7.1), a...
The jewelry store is Holly's escape; it's the place she can go where she feels entirely safe from the "mean reds" that plague her from time to time. Tiffany's is a refuge Holly, and it represents o...
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