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The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Dark Tower

This is the place where all universes meet. It is the place that Roland is desperately trying to find and which is guarded by the Beast. Roland follows the man in black to acquire knowledge of the Dark Tower.

New Canaan

New Canaan is the childhood home of Roland. He was born there, got his training as a gunslinger there and became a gunslinger there. He left New Canaan in pursuit of the man in black.

Tull

Tull is a town just north of the desert. It is set as a trap by the man in black to kill or delay the gunslinger in his pursuit of him.

The Oracle

The oracle is an enclosure in the woods at the base of the mountains, or a spirit that inhabits that enclosure. The oracle almost kills Jake, but reveals to the gunslinger a prophecy about his...

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