A Step from Heaven Setting & Symbolism

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Heaven

Harabugi teaches Young Ju about Heaven and the power of prayer. She tells Young Ju that everyone who prays and loves God will go to Heaven, and that her Harabugi is waiting for her there. As a pre-school immigrant, Young Ju confuses America with Heaven. She is severely disappointed when she arrives in her new country to find that is nothing like Heaven.

Mi Gook

Mi Gook is the United States. The faces of her parents light up when the talk of moving to the new country. They get so excited that Young Ju believes Mi Gook must be a magical word. She confuses Mi Gook with her grandmother's stories of Heaven and is deeply disappointed when she finally arrives in America.

Han Gook

Han Gook is Young Ju's home in Korea. Her family leaves Korea to immigrate to the United States. After a few years, Young...

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