The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Vol. 1: The Pox Party Setting & Symbolism

Matthew Tobin Anderson
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Books

Books are everywhere in Lucidity College, and form the backbone of Octavian's education.

Chains/Shackles

These restraints are used to keep slaves in place, and Octavian personally finds himself in them a number of times.

Ships

As most of the novel takes place in or near Boston, ships are a common sight in the harbor.

Muskets

These primitive guns were used during the revolutionary war.

Fiddles/Violins

Octavian is highly skilled with the violin, and plays it often.

Redcoats

The name given to British soldiers by the colonists. These soldiers grow more common as the novel progresses.

Boston

The majority of the novel takes place in Boston, Massachuessettes, just before the Revolutionary War

Canaan

A town near Boston

Cambridge

A town near Boston and closely connected to it.

Roxbury

Another town close to Boston

Lucidity College

This is the college operated by Mr. Gitney, which first is...

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