The Big Sea: An Autobiography Setting & Symbolism

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S. S. Malone

The S. S. Malone is the first ship that Langston ever works aboard. It takes him to Africa.

Paris

Langston spends a winter in Paris, starving and enjoying the jazz scene.

Jocko the Monkey

Langston gets a monkey in Africa, and smuggles it home to his brother Kit as a gift. After a week, Jocko is sold to a pet shop.

Africa

Langston loves visiting Africa, although he finds it disconcerting that everyone there calls him a white man.

Italy

Langston gets trapped in Italy when his money and passport are stolen on a train while he sleeps. He is homeless the entire time he is waiting to find a way out of the country.

Mexico

Langston's father has Langston come live with him in Mexico. Langston hates it there, and teaches English until he has enough money to leave.

Harlem

Harlem is just about...

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