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Mortal Engines Symbols & Objects

Philip Reeve
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The Wall of Shan Goa

The Wall of Shan Goa represents the peace possible for humans to achieve. Shan Goa has held strong for hundreds of years against the onslaught of traction cities. While they used the violence of large guns and an air fleet to keep their wall defended against hungry traction cities, they have flourished behind these walls. The city of Batmunkh Gompa is situated right behind the wall and it is described as "beautiful" by Tom (212). He had always been told static settlements were dingy but Tom realizes that this city is bright and flourishing. This symbolizes how when humans can coexist peacefully, they all can flourish.

The Wall of Shan Goa also represents a resistance against colonization. It has stood strong against the traction cities for hundreds of years and it has blocked the traction cities from turning the lands behind it into...

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