Our Man in Havana Setting & Symbolism

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Cuba

An island nation in the Caribbean, just ninety miles from the United States. Cuba is the main setting of the novel. The story is written and takes place just before the revolution led by Fidel Castro. At the time of the story, Cuba is a largely poor country. There are many European and American tourists and businessmen on the island.

Havana

The capital city of Cuba and the home of Wormold.

Montinque

A small island in the Caribbean that is an overseas territory of France. Hawthorne is described as visiting this island in the story.

Kingston

The capital of Jamaica, a British territory at the time of the story. Hawthorne is based here and it is the headquarters of the Caribbean spy network. Wormold visits the island once during the story to meet with Hawthorne.

Duenna

Literally a nanny. But Wormold often imagines a nanny governing his...

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