The Blue Hotel Setting & Symbolism

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The Train Station

The train station is home to a long line of freight cars, and generally, one passenger car. It stands about two hundred yards from the town itself, and at night it's pinpoint of light from the window is the lonely light visible in that direction.

The Blue Hotel

The actual name of the Blue Hotel is the Palace Hotel, and it is located at Fort Romper, Nebraska. It is painted a relatively bright blue, certainly an unusual sight to Easterners as they leave the train station, and a stark contrast to the earth tones of the other buildings in the area. It stands somewhat alone on the prairie, about two hundred yards from the town itself. In some ways it parallels the Swede, being alone, but also standing out from others. It is a complex place, bright on the outside but dark and shadowy on...

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