This section provides a short description of all the major objects in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Island - Consisting of Greeks, Jews, Turks, Armenians and Europeans, this place seems to represent the totality of the crumbling Ottoman Empire.
Constantinople - The place of residence of the Sultan and his garrison, this is the center of the Ottoman Empire.
The Sea - A constant friend to Pascali, this represents within the novel the changing forces of human emotion. Blue and clear, this is is both violent and beautiful.
Light - Used throughout the novel as a metaphor for Pascali's emotional state, this is used to convey many...
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