Germinal Setting & Symbolism

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Battle

Batttle is the name of a horse. The animal worked tenyears in the mine without seeing the light of day. The old white horse died during the flood accident.

Poland

Poland is the pet rabbit of Rasseneur. The anarchist Souvarine was very attached to the animal.

Montsou Mining Company

The Montsou Mining Company operates the coal mine of the Voreux. The company operates nineteen coal mining facilities (twenty after acquiring Jean-Bart) and is owned by Cornille and Jenard.

International Workers Association

The association is simply referred to as the "International" in Germinal. It designates an international organization that was the forerunner of the modern-day workers' unions.

The Advantage

The Advantage is the name of a tavern located between the Voreux pit and the Village Two Hundred and Forty. The tavern is operated by Rasseneur but owned by his wife.

Village Two Hundred and Forty

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