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Abel's Island Setting & Symbolism

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Parasol

A parasol is a type of umbrella that ladies use for shade.

Amanda's Scarf

Amanda's scarf is made of gauze. It floats away in the storm. Abel catches it and during his year on the island, it reminds him of Amanda and his old life. He also uses the scarf as a pillow, blanket and mast for a boat.

Rudder

A rudder is the steering mechanism of a boat.

Catamaran

A Catamaran is a sort of boat.

Abel's Personal Star

Abel's personal star is the star his nanny pointed out to him in childhood. He asks it a question and it answers back.

Parabola

A parabola is a mathematical term for a U-shaped curve.

Log

The hollowed out log serves as Abel's home on the island. It keeps Abel safe from predators. He stores food in it and spends most of the winter in the log.

The Island

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