The Mosquito Coast Setting & Symbolism

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Jeronimo

The Fox's first settlement in Honduras is named Jeronimo. The name Jeronimo suggests Geronimo, a famous Native American warrior whose name paratroopers often shout when jumping out of an airplane. Thus, the name carries connotations of a less complicated culture and tremendous bravery. At its peak, Jeronimo includes such marvels as a waterwheel, flush toilets and unlimited hot water for showers. Life is comfortable there, although every man, woman and child in Jeronimo must work non-stop seven days per week to achieve that comfort. The settlement at Jeronimo is a huge success, primarily due to the free labor provided by the Maywits and Indians. The food, tools and metal supplies the Foxes brought from the states play a huge part in Jeronimo's success.

The Acre

The Acre is a camp or pretend village established by the Fox and Maywit children near a deep pool. The miniature village...

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