Waiting for Snow in Havana - Confessions of a Cuban Boy Setting & Symbolism

Carlos Eire
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Lizards

Lizards abound in Cuba, and Carlos hates them with a passion. It is an aversion he thinks he inherits from his grandmother. His prayer is that someday he can learn to love these creatures of God.

Sunset

The sunsets in Cuba are more intense than those in the United States, in Eire's eyes. They are a fiery tangerine/orange.

Cuba Clouds

Ever since Eire's departure from Cuba, he swears he sees clouds that are shaped like Cuba.

Firecrackers

Before the revolution, Louis XVI takes the boys to Chinatown to buy firecrackers. The boys are obsessive about firecrackers and all other explosives. One explodes in Carlos' hand.

Breadfruit

Shortly before Carlos' departure from Cuba, he and his friends get their hands on the breadfruit that has fallen from the neighbor's tree. They have a breadfruit war in the street for which they get in trouble.

Turquoise Water

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