Rain Setting & Symbolism

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Apia

A Apia is a town located on the island of Upolu in the South Pacific. Apia is the terminal destination of Dr. and Mrs. Macphail and Thompson. Dr. Macphail has a one-year medical appointment in the city and Thompson has a job as a cashier waiting for her. The characters do not reach the town within the timeline of the narrative.

Davidson's Mission Area

The Davidsons are Christian missionaries who are assigned to an unnamed group if South Pacific islands which are referred to as being North of Tutuila by some distance - there area would therefore not include Upolu. The Davidsons have heavily influenced the local mores in their mission area, where they have attempted to stamp out what they perceive as immoral behavior, including the native forms of dress.

Davidson's Razor

Davidson uses his personal razor to commit suicide by drawing it across his throat...

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