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Pet Sematary Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

The Path

There is a neat and well-maintained path leading from the back of the Creed property to the Pet Sematary. This path is somehow luminous and attracts the eye.

The Pet Sematary

The Pet Sematary has been maintained by area children for at least a century and probably much longer. While the concept of burying one's beloved pet is not necessarily morbid, the fact that the children spend a great deal of time and effort maintaining the graves is obsessive and bizarre.

The Deadfall

The deadfall, or blowdown, is a pile of dead trees which serves as the barrier between the Pet Sematary and the dangerous terrain beyond. As Victor Pascow warns Louis Creed, the barrier is not meant to be crossed.

The Micmac Burying Ground

Also known as the real Pet Sematary, the ancient Micmac Indian burial ground has the power to reincarnate dead bodies. Unfortunately...

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