In the Castle of My Skin Setting & Symbolism

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Creighton’s Village

This is where the majority of the novel takes place. It is a rural village on the island of Barbados. The villagers live in severe poverty and are governed by Mr. Creighton. There is a strong sense of community within the villagers. However, this sense of community is disrupted by the white man’s law.

America

This is the New World that is seen as the land of milk and honey. America is compared to Egypt and the people of Barbados compared to the Israelites being freed from their bondage and entering the chosen land. America allows Trumper to gain freedom by helping him discover his race.

Panama

This is considered the Old World where many men were able to make their fortune. Pa calls America the New Panama, meaning that the people of Barbados can use the land and resources to gain wealth and...

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