Go and Come Back Setting & Symbolism

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Boats/Canoes

Boats and canoes are the main form of transportation for the Isabo. Margarita and Joanna travel back and forth from the village on Nonti's motorboat. Alicia, Joanna, and Nachi are taken upriver in a canoe when they bury Cami.

Sugarcane Liquor

The Isabo drink sugarcane liquor during the parties that they have. Margarita and Joanna only let the villagers drink half of the sugarcane liquor they bring with them during the party when they first come to the village, which results in their being thought of as stingy.

Beads

Joanna and Margarita bring many bags of beads with them to trade with the Isabo. Shortly after their arrival, most of their beads are taken by the Isabo women during what becomes known as "the day of the beads."

Batteries

Angel asks Joanna and Margarita for batteries for his old record player so there will be music...

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