Candy Setting & Symbolism

Luke Davies
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Smack

Smack is a slang term for heroin. The main characters refer to heroin as smack throughout the novel.

Dope

Dope is a slang term for both heroin and marijuana. The characters in the novel use it interchangeably depending on if they are referring to heroin or marijuana.

Drought

Drought is when an illegal drug is not available in a certain area. The narrator and Candy experience a heroin drought when they cannot buy the drug anywhere.

Junk

Junk is a slang term for heroin. The narrator and Candy refer to heroin as junk throughout the story.

Pick

A pick is a syringe or needle. The narrator and Candy use a pick to inject themselves with heroin.

Muso

A muso is a person who is obsessed with music. Tucker, a minor character, loves music and his life revolves around it, thus he is a muso.

Holy Grail

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