Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail '72 Setting & Symbolism

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Billy club hash pipe

This is a bizarre piece of drug paraphernalia. It is described as being an item that Hunter Thompson owns. It is mentioned late in the book.

Miami

This is one location where there is an important political convention during the book. It is a city in the state of Florida.

Dakota Queen 2

This is an aircraft used by people associated with the political campaign. It is dedicated primarily to support staff, political organizers and to journalists. During the book, this aircraft is described as having been the right plane for the more reserved, sober portions of the staff. Thompson describes them as serious professionals. He describes them as in contrast to the Zoo Plane.

In their case, as conditions became more severe, they became quieter and quieter. On the other plane, the same circumstances made those passengers louder, more intoxicated, and rowdier.

Zoo Plane

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