A Gathering of Old Men Setting & Symbolism

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Bayonne, Louisiana

Bayonne, Louisiana is the town where the main story takes place.

Baton Rouge

Lou Dimes lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It is also the location of Louisiana State University, the school Gil and Cal attend.

The Marshall Plantation

The Marshall Plantation is the home of Candy and the Marshall family and the primary setting of the events which take place. Many of the characters either currently work there or have some past association with the plantation.

The Quarters

Formally known as the slave quarters, The Quarters is the name of the area of the plantation is still occupied by a number of black families, including Mathu.

The Tractor

The tractor serves as a symbol for the type of mechanized agricultural practices that allowed the Cajuns to take control of the jobs once held by the blacks. It represents the force which has caused the gradual destruction...

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