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I Am David Setting & Symbolism

Anne Holm
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Objects/Places

The Internment Camp

This prison camp, run by "them" (i.e. the Nazis - see "Characters"), is where David spent his childhood, and is the place from which he escapes in the narrative's first chapter.

David's Compass

Before he gets out of the camp, "the man" (eventually revealed to be the camp commandant - see "Characters") directs him to make his way to a certain tree, where he will find supplies to help him on his journey. The most important of these is a compass, which David has never used but which he quickly realizes will be invaluable in helping him find his way to Denmark. When he loses the compass (Chapter 3), he is forced to find other ways to navigate. For further consideration of the metaphoric value of the compass, see "Chapter 3, Analysis."

Salonica

This port city in Greece is David's first destination after he escapes from...

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