Jim the Boy Setting & Symbolism

Tony Earley
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South Carolina

Where Jim goes with Uncle Al in search of a pair of horses.

The Atlantic Ocean

The huge body of water Uncle Al and Jim see in South Carolina.

The panther

The animal that "talked" to Jim's father on the mountain, and that some people believe was something evil that followed him and caused his death.

Governor Feeds

The company Whitey works for.

Polio

The disease that causes Penn to lose the use of one of his legs.

Lynn's Mountain

Where Jim Glass, Sr., lived as a youngster and where his father, Amos, is living when his death grows near. It's also the home of Penn and his family.

New Carpenter

The town where Penn and Jim meet up with the ruffian named King and are saved by Abraham.

Aliceville

The name of the town where Jim and his family live.

The big day

The day...

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