"...glorious Elector's portrait on the office walls..." pg. 11 Citizens all have portraits of the elector in their homes and offices.
"...children who fail the trial...They die" pg. 246 People are dehumanized by the plague and the killing of those who fail the trial.
"...UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, IN GOD WE TRUST, QUARTER DOLLAR..." "I'll make a medal casing for it, something that covers both sides..." "Hide it somewhere..somewhere obvious....maybe as a locket." pg. 233 Day has to hide his quarter in a pendant because he is not allowed to have it.