Deliverance Setting & Symbolism

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Bows and Arrows

Both Ed and Lewis know how to use a bow. The instrument saves their lives twice, but is also extremely dangerous, as when Ed stabs himself with one of the arrows.

Broken Legs

Lewis has broken his legs in this same area prior to this trip. Another one of his friends became stranded overnight from a broken leg.

The River

The Cahulawassee is a fictional river. Most of the novel takes place either on it or near its banks.

Canoes

The canoes are the group’s only way of transporting down the river. They are difficult to steer, especially since no one in the group has any experience doing so.

Oree

This is the small town from which the group takes one of their canoes.

Aintry

This is the town where the group lands their canoes and re-enters society.

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