Satin Island Setting

Tom McCarthy
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Turin airport

Turin airport is where the novel begins, and where U. finds himself stranded on the way home to London. It is at the airport that references to Plato’s cave are made where in U. is content to be among those looking at their screens, while the fellow passenger recognizes a tragedy in people being more concerned about their screens than interacting with each other, and leaves. The airport comes to symbolize the transition between disinterested interest and passionate pursuit of truth on the part of U., and which in turn comes to symbolize the ever-changing nature of the present. The reader should also note that the airport is merely a hub, not a terminal. As such, it is part of a journey, not the end. Therein, it is only one step in U.’s pursuit of the truth, not the end of the journey toward truth...

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