Moloka'i Setting & Symbolism

Alan Brennert
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Honolulu

This city on the island of Oahu is the capital of Hawaii. It is also the residence of Rachel and her family when the novel opens in 1891.

Waikiki

This an area of the coast in Honolulu now famous for its beautiful beaches and tourist hotels. Rachel and her family live near her long before the hotels.

poi

This is a common Hawaiian food made from the taro plant.

matryoska

This is a set of dolls with each doll smaller and placed in the next. Rachel's father brings her this type of doll from one of his sea voyages.

Forest Street School

This is the school Rachel and Sarah attend, and it is the place where Rachel's leprosy was reported to the authorities.

Kalihi Receiving Station

This is where people suspected of leprosy are sent for evaluation before deciding whether to sent them to Kalaupapa on Moloka'i.

Maui

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