A Moon for the Misbegotten Setting & Symbolism

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The Farm

Hogan has been living on the farm for more than twenty years. Jim's mother was the landlord and now Jim will inherit it. The plan is for Jim to sell the land to Hogan for a reasonable sum. This arrangement appears to be thwarted by a plan for Harder to purchase the farm, with the meager intent to rid himself of Hogan, who is a pesky neighbor.

Broom Handle

While Josie is a strong woman and could probably take on her father on her own in a physical altercation, she keeps a broom handle by her side when she knows there may be trouble, and she is not afraid to use it.

Alcohol

Both Jim and Hogan are heavy drinkers. Their behavior is exaggerated and extreme when under the influence. Mike does not drink at all, nor does Josie. Josie is willing to drink though, on...

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