Dust Tracks on a Road Setting & Symbolism

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The Moon

This is the planet's partner - the one and only natural satellite. The Moon is first mentioned as one of Zora's very best friends, with whom she played a game. She noticed they were friends because the Moon followed her around when she played outside. The Moon is mentioned in chapter 1.

Chinaberry tree

This tree is mentioned in the first chapter. This type of tree edged the front gate of Zora's childhood home. Her perception of the world was so limited at that time, that she felt that if she went out from the house and yard, which she viewed as the center of the universe, then she had a decent chance of finding the 'end of the world.' She and one of her girl playmates went ahead and decided to venture forth and find the end of the world.

The End of the World

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