Proof of Heaven Setting & Symbolism

Eben Alexander
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The Lynchburg General Hospital

The Lynchburg General Hospital is where Eben Alexander spends the seven days of his illness and coma. At first, he is brought to the ER, but he is soon moved to the ICU where he will spend the week. The hospital is the location and backdrop for almost everything that takes place in the physical world while Alexander is in the coma. His admittance to the ICU is an indication of how serious and life-threatening his condition really is and the presence of his family at his beside highlights their love and devotion.

The Realm of the Earthworm's-Eye View

The Realm of the Earthworm's-Eye View is the first place Alexander finds himself while in his coma. It is a dark, muddy place where he experiences consciousness without memory or identity. There is also no sense of time in this place, at least not in...

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