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Jurassic Park Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Costa Rica The story begins and ends in Costa Rica, a narrow South American country. It is an exotic place to set the introduction and conclusion; and with its jungles, new species are being discovered constantly, which allows for the plausible miscommunication at the beginning of the story.

Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park is Isla Nubar, a small, volcanic island off of Costa Rica, which has been transformed into a theme park of epic proportions. One of its flaws is that it was designed to house dinosaurs based on the concept of what dinosaurs would probably be once they were full-grown. Once they had grown, however, it was discovered that the park was terribly inadequate for how they really are.

Helicopters

The use of helicopters in the book is easily overlooked; however, they make four appearances. Each appearance is at a significant point. In the first three appearances, helicopters...

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