Question: English & Literature

why do you believe Larry McMurtry entitled his book Lonesome Dove when the majority of the novel doesn't take place there?

In English & Literature | Asked by hubbard787
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There are two possibilities, here. One theory is that he just picked a name out of a hat and went with it. No deep meaning whatsoever. 

The second and more plausible theory is that the title: Lonesome Dove suggests quite a few things. A dove is not meant to be lonely as they tend to mate for life, and the dove represents peace. None of this happens with the main characters. 

MHood2 | 525 days ago