Jean’s passports show his freedom when he lived in Paris and his lack of freedom after his own exile to Amsterdam. In his French passport, you will find stamps from the places that he mentioned he travelled to in the book, along with estimated dates for them, and renewals issued for the passport so that he could go about his travels. In his Dutch passport, Jean has penned in his profession as being an actor, something which he felt his true self would be if advertised honestly. In this passport, the pages for renewals and travel stamps remain blank, as a show to his own self–inflicted exile. These passports, along with the postcards also show Jean’s different names that he had; Jean Trudeau in Paris, and Jean–Baptiste in Amsterdam.