In Country Setting & Symbolism

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Music

Sam makes many references to music (i.e. Bruce Springsteen and the Beatles).

Egrets

Emmett wants to see an egret—a bird that he has seen only in Vietnam.

Bruce Springsteen

Sam thinks Bruce Springsteen is very sexy and rebellious.

Junk Food

Coke, Doritos and other junk foods are referenced frequently.

Emmett and Sam's House

Sam and Emmett’s house is old, full of junk and has a weak foundation. Sam hates her house.

Hopewell, Kentucky

Hopewell is a small town five hours from Lexington. Fifteen years behind in time, as a few characters say. The demographic is of mainly poor white people.

Lexington, Kentucky

To people living in Hopewell, Lexington is the big city. It is where people go to have a more promising future and career.

Vietnam

There are many scenes of Sam imagining the jungle and what it was like to fight there in...

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