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Falcon Response

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Quinsigamond Community College
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Based on the Maltese Falcon himself, he represents many things that pertain to the characters in the
story. The symbolism of it is the representation of greed and wealthiness. Trying any way possible to get
what you want and it does not matter who gets in the way. His extreme need for power resulted in
obsession for Gutman and thinking that his need for happiness is all on money. Which in reality money
does not buy happiness, it just creates joy only for a short period of time. The falcon also gives a fake
representation of their inner desires. Just to achieve their wants in life they would reach new levels to
get whatever it is. in the end, they all ended up with bad outcomes and never received what they were
looking for. Since the falcon is shown as an statuette of a black bird encrusted with jewels, this is a form
of symbolism because jewels have to deal with money and all its riches in life. The characters saw this
and thought to themselves “I can meet my desires just by this marvelous statuette.” Very similar to the
saying “all that glitters is not gold” so in reality the characters focused on what was beautiful and what
they could get their hands on rather than facing what is real. They were so desperate for greed, their
love of money took over their decisions and choices to become powerful themselves.

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Based on the Maltese Falcon himself, he represents many things that pertain to the characters in the story. The symbolism of it is the representation of greed and wealthiness. Trying any way possible to get what you want and it does not matter who gets in the way. His extreme need for power resulted ...
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