The Beach Setting & Symbolism

Alex Garland
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Backpack/rucksack

This is a piece of luggage carried on the back by the use of straps. Whereas traditional tourists carry their belongings from location to location in large cumbersome suitcases, the backpack traveler carries everything they need in a backpack, with the idea of making them more mobile and flexible in their travel

Thailand

This country is located in Southeast Asia and has long been known for the availability of marijuana and other mood enhancing drugs. It is the setting for the entire story.

Vietnam War Movies

There is a genre of war movies set during the Vietnam conflict. These movies generally feature a special lingo laced with references to drugs and supported by a soundtrack of 60s rock music and the heavy beat of helicopter blades.

Daffy's Hand Drawn Map to the Island

The map is homemade but intricately drawn by Daffy who used colored pencils...

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