Growing up, I used the compass a lot as a Girl Scout. One of the first badges I earned was about finding your way in the outdoors. We learned to look for the North Star. But, more importantly we learned to use a compass. We had challenges where we would have to follow written directions and use a compass to find our way to a treasure. The compass would always lead us to the exact spot.
A compass is precise in the direction it gives you. It tells you exactly where North is and from there you can figure out the direction you need to go.
The compass is also a source of information. It gives you the direction.
As I mentioned before, Carpenter uses directional signals in The Cape. These directional cues add to the aesthetic and design of the E-lit piece.