The Big Wave Setting & Symbolism

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Fishing Village

The fishing village sits on a small strip of sand at the foot of the mountain where Kino's family's farm is located. The houses in the village do not have windows facing the ocean. They are swept away, out to sea, when the big wave hits the beach.

Kino's Family's Farm

Kino's family's farm sits on the mountain above the village, overlooking the sea. After the big wave, Jiya lives on the farm with Kino and his family.

Old Gentleman's Castle

The Old Gentleman's castle sits on a hill, safe from the big wave. Before the big wave, the Old Gentleman summons the villagers to safety within his walls. He wants Jiya to be his son, and he allows the other orphans to live in the castle outhouses.

Big Wave

The big wave comes during a storm brought on by fires deep in the earth. It...

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