Bridge to Terabithia Setting & Symbolism

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Terabithia

Terabithia is the imaginary kingdom created by Leslie and Jesse. Physically it exists not far from their homes on the opposite side of a usually-dry creek bed. The proper way to enter Terabithia is to swing across the creek using an old rope tied to a nearby tree.

The Stronghold

The stronghold is the fort that Jesse and Leslie erect inside Terabithia.

The Forest

The forest is the sacred wood inside Terabithia, which Jesse and Leslie enter only during times of great sadness or joy.

The Track

The Lark Creek Elementary boys and Leslie compete in foot races along a makeshift track.

Lark Creek Elementary

Lark Creek Elementary is Jesse and Leslie's school.

Swing Rope

The swing rope is the old rope that the kids use to swing across the creek and into Terabithia. It eventually breaks, contributing to Leslie's accidental death.

Dad's Truck

Jesse's father drives...

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