Drown Setting & Symbolism

Junot Díaz
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The Capital

The Capital is what Yunior and others call Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic.

Volkswagen Bus

Papi’s prized car is his Volkswagen bus. He gets mad at Yunior for getting carsick in it.

Pictures of his Father

When Yunior is young, he often looks at pictures of his father to remind himself what he looks like. From these pictures he tries to recreate the relationship that they never had.

Pathfinder

The Pathfinder is the vehicle that Yunior buys when he is dealing marijuana.

The Mask

The mask is what Ysrael wears to conceal his face.

Hacienda

The Hacienda is the drug and prostitution house where Aurora hangs out.

Edison, New Jersey

Edison, New Jersey is the city where Ramon moves his family.

Hotdog Stand

The hotdog stand is the business opportunity that is offered to Ramon, but he turns it down.

Swimming Pool

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