Octopussy Setting & Symbolism

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Wavelets (Octopussy)

Wavelets is the name of the small villa on Jamaica's North Shore to which Major Smythe has moved after the death of his wife.

Kingston, Jamaica (Octopussy)

Kingston is the capital of the island of Jamaica, in the Caribbean, where the Smythes settle after they leave England after the end of World War II.

Octopus (Octopussy)

The Octopus is a reef dwelling cephalopod. Major Smythe has located one hiding among the rocks just off his beach and he has been feeding it fish scraps in an effort to tame it and make it a pet. He refers to it as "Octopussy" or "My Pussy" and imagines it to be female.

Scorpion Fish (Octopussy)

The scorpion fish (Scorpaena Pluminieri) is a dangerous and venomous reef fish. It disguises itself as seaweed encrusted rock and carries its poison in spines along its back.

Reef Fish (Octopussy)

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