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Caleb's Crossing Setting & Symbolism

Geraldine Brooks
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Objects/Places

The Island (Martha's Vineyard)

Much of the narrative's action is set on an island off the east coast of America. The island is known today as Martha's Vineyard, but given no identifying name in Bethia's narration.

Great Harbor

On the eastern coast of the island, on the western side of a wide bay, is the Puritan community of Great Harbor. It is the home community of Bethia and her family, their farm being maintained nearby.

The Mayfield Farm

Pastor Mayfield, his wife and his children live on this small but prosperous corner of farmland a short distance from Great Harbor.

Manitouwatootan

This is the name of a village of Wampanoag on the northern side of the island. Caleb and Tequamuck are from this community, the citizens of which are generally more accepting of Mayfield and his teachings than many other native communities.

Takemmy

Takemmy is another Wampanoag village...

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