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.
San Francisco - Hump often thinks of the city during the initial segment of the novel and equates it with his comfortable life of means. It is notable that none of the novel's events actually take place in the city.
Yeasty Existence - According to Larsen, one gets ahead in life by being a big piece of this and eating the smaller particles. The extended metaphor, used throughout the novel, is memorable, unique and very appropriate.
Endeavor Island - A small rocky islet, about twenty-five miles in circumference, which was a...
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