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CHARLES MACAULAY When there is nothing left to burn you have to set yourself on fire – and that is exactly what he intends to do.  Fire symbolises energy, drive and passion as well as the destructive influence of these when uncontrolled. It may also symbolise purification.

“It’s a terrible thing, what we did,” said Francis abruptly. “I mean, this man was not Voltaire we killed. But still. It’s a shame. I feel bad about it.”

“Well, of course, I do too,” said Henry matter-of-factly. “But not bad enough to want to go to jail for it.”

Francis snorted and poured himself another shot of whiskey and drank it straight off. “No,” he said. “Not that bad.”

—  The Secret History by Donna Tartt

EDMUND “BUNNY” CORCOAN  - AIR The boy who lingered as an invisible force wherever he went, only to one day disappear into thin air. Air is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It symbolises courage and hope, as well as the way that these can drive a person to hubris and overconfidence when taken to excess.