Calypso Setting & Symbolism

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Emerald Isle, North Carolina

Emerald Isle, North Carolina is where the Sedaris family vacationed every summer while they were children, up until Mrs. Sedaris passed away in the early nineties. It is not until many years later that David makes the effort to reunite the family there once again and it becomes a regular tradition once again. As such, Emerald Isle represents family unity and a commitment on the part of the Sedarises to get together and spend time together regularly. It also represents the happiness of vacationing as well as the fondness of childhood memories from a time before they lost any of their loved ones. The fact that the Sedarises did not go to Emerald Isle for many years after Mrs. Sedaris's death suggests that they lost some of their family connection in the years after her death, but that David is now taking up the...

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