American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land Setting & Symbolism

Monica Hesse
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Shuckers

This bar is a place that represents social hierarchy, as it notably separates women into two categories: showers, who dance on the stage or another elevated surface, or watchers, who just sit and watch the showers. The showers were cool and fun, and Tonya was at the heart of their popularity. Symbolically, this represents a monumental shift in Tonya’s life, going from being the target of bullies to that of admiration. This is also the location where Charlie and Tonya first met, and the location in which Charlie proposed to Tonya (for the second time) and she said yes.

Salty Dog Country Bar and Grill

While Shuckers originally represents social hierarchy and is an important location within Charlie and Tonya’s narrative, the way Shuckers transforms into the Salty Dog Country Bar and Grill represents adaptability through time. There were certain elements about the bar, originally...

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