Kidnapped Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Alan's French Clothes
Initially, Alan's clothes indicate to Captain Hoseason that he is a Jacobite. He has a Scottish accent, but he's dressed like a Frenchman. Bonnie Prince Charlie's 1745 uprising against the English...
Alan's Silver Button
Like Alan's French clothes, this silver button becomes an immediate means of identifying Alan and the people attached to him. The set of silver buttons originally belonged to Alan's father, Duncan...
Many of the objects of this novel, like many of the minor characters, have their greatest function in moving the plot forward. This is, after all, an adventure story, and fast pacing is key. So we...
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