A Long Way Home Setting & Symbolism

Saroo Brierley
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Childhood Photograph of Saroo

A photograph of Saroo as a child symbolizes the past, and it represents one of Saroo’s few real clues to it. Saroo carries the picture with him when he returns to India at the age of thirty to find his biological family. He shows the picture around, and an unidentified man recognizes Saroo. He tells Saroo's mother that he will bring Saroo to see her.

Map of India

A map of India represents warmth and home. It symbolizes what Saroo has left behind. When Saroo is adopted, Mum puts the map up on the wall to make him feel more at home. Saroo longs to find his biological mom back in India, but he loves Mum and Dad as well. He feels wanted and needed by them. Saroo realizes he has it far better in Australia than he did in India, but the...

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