Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii Setting & Symbolism

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The Ajax

The steamer which Twain rides from San Francisco to Hawaii.

Kealakekua

Kealakekua is Hawaiian for "Path of the Gods." Legend tells that it is the very path walked by the Hawaiian god Lono.

San Francisco

San Francisco is the Californian city where Mark Twain lives and works.

Harp Engine

The Ajax is equipped with a "harp" steam engine, situated horizontally below the waterline to protect it from cannon-fire.

Ancient Heathen Temple

Mark Twain visits an ancient heathen temple where, long ago, Hawaiians supposedly participated in human sacrifice.

Ancient Battleground

Mark Twain visits a large expanse of sand thought to be the site of an ancient battlefield. Twain and his fellow tourists collect human bones from the site.

The City of Refuge

The city of refuge was once a Hawaiian city that provided asylum to anyone, regardless of past misdeeds.

Human Bones

Mark Twain, along with other...

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