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Call It Courage Setting & Symbolism

Armstrong Sperry
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Objects/Places

Hikueru

Hikueru is the atoll that Mafatu is from, and the place from which he sets out on his journey of discovery. Mafatu returns here at the end of the novel.

The Island

After conquering the sea, Mafatu ends up on a faraway island. This place is inhabited by cannibals at least part of the time, and is the site of their sacred rituals. It is also the place where Mafatu learns to fend for himself and where he gains the courage and independence he seeks.

Boar's Tooth Necklace

Mafatu remembers his grandfather having made a necklace from the teeth of a boar he had once killed, and the respect it afforded him. When Mafatu sees a boar in the jungle he is determined to kill it and create a necklace of his own, in the hopes that he will finally be seen as both brave and competent...

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