Biloxi Blues Setting & Symbolism

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Biloxi, Mississippi

The basic training camp is located in Biloxi, Mississippi and even though it is early spring, Eugene comments on how hot and uncomfortable it is in Biloxi. The men take a 15-mile hike through a swamp on their first night in Biloxi and complain about the heavy density of mosquitoes.

The Barracks

Many of the important scenes in the play take place in the barracks that Eugene shares with his comrades. It is in the barracks that Wykowski steals Eugene’s memoirs and reads them aloud to the other men. It is also where much of the tension and bonding between the men takes place.

The Mess Hall

On the first night the men arrive at Biloxi they eat in the mess hall. The food is inedible and, in a show of solidarity, Epstein tells some of the others that they can put their food on...

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