Station Eleven Symbols & Objects

Emily St. John Mandel
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Delano Island

Delano Island is an island in Canada that is about the size of Manhattan, but with only about 1,000 residents. Both Arthur and Miranda are from the island. It represents the reduction in population after the Georgia Flu and ties in with the theme of isolation.

Shakespeare's Plays

Shakespeare’s Plays are referenced throughout the book, with King Lear being the most prominent. Lear is regarded as one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, fitting the mood of the post-pandemic world in which the novel takes place. When lighter fare is needed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is performed. Romeo and Juliet is also mentioned. The plays represent classic literature that has stood the test of time. Additionally, Shakespeare was writing at the time of the Plague, drawing comparison to the new world.

Airport

Airports are transitional places. Many settlements are established after the pandemic, some in...

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