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Pedro Paramo Setting & Symbolism

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Comala

Comala is the town where Juan Preciado's mother came from and where don Pedro owns most of the land. The town is now deserted, full of souls wandering in purgatory.

The Road to Comala

The road to Comala rises and falls, but as it approaches the town, it goes lower and lower, indicating that entering Comala is like descending to an underworld.

Media Luna

Media Luna is Pedro Páramo's estate.

Contla

Contla is a town nearby to Comala, where Miguel Páramo's lover lives. Miguel dies riding his horse to Contla.

Black Bows

Don Pedro's house has two black bows over the door, in mourning for both his parents' deaths.

Eduviges's House

Eduviges takes in boarders at her house, which is also a repository for all the things left behind by those who have left the town. In a room in her house, don Pedro's men...

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