Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The sign hanging on the gate of the country cottage where F. Alexander and wife reside also has real significance. In part one, Alex and co. stumble upon the cottage seeking a violent, fun time. Their actions directly threaten all positive connections of a "home." In part three, as Alex stumbles upon the same country cottage after he being left out to die by Dim and Billyboy, "home" comes to symbolize a place of refuge, solace, and a meeting of minds (between Alex and F. Alexander) against the Government.