The Sweet Hereafter Setting & Symbolism

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Sam Dent

Sam Dent is a fictional small town in upstate New York located on the road to popular ski and winter sport tourist spots. The town is named after its pioneering founder and the residents of Sam Dent are poor and impoverished.

Adirondack Park

Adirondack Park is located in northeast New York and is largest park in the U.S. It is a popular place for skiing and known for its birch trees and beautiful scenery. The towns scattered throughout Adirondack Park house families suffering from poverty, alcoholism and inbreeding.

Bartlett Hill Road

Bartlett Hill Road is the main road where Dolores drives her school bus in Sam Dent. It is steep in places and full of dangerous curves, especially in inclement weather. The school bus accident occurs just off of Bartlett Hill Road.

The Flats

The Flats are the poorest area of Sam Dent. Dolores picks...

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