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The Purloined Letter

The Purloined Letter

by Edgar Allan Poe

The Purloined Letter: Symbols True or False

1. What do many literary critics say the letter symbolizes?→Different processes of vision and knowing and the process of desire.
2. What does the check symbolize?→How the letter has become an item for sale in the marketplace.
3. What do the games in The Purloined Letter symbolize?→G—‘s childish personality
4. What does the smoke in the apartment symbolize?→The rhythm of their thoughts—free floating, but focused
5. What do the green spectacles symbolize?→Dupin's unwillingness to explore multiple versions of reality.

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