The Dog of the South Setting & Symbolism

Charles Portis
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Hotel Magador

Hotel in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Norma and Guy stay for a while.

Dog of the South

A repainted bus in which Reo Symes is living, located in a trailer park near San Miguel de Allende.

La Cucaracha

Bar in San Miguel de Allende where Ray Midge meets Reo Symes.

British Honduras

A past name for Belize, a small country on the gulf coast, south of Mexico.

With Wings as Eagles

Book written by John Dix, Reo Symes's hero.

Jeans Island

Name of a small island in Louisiana owned by Nel Symes.

Fair Play Hotel

Hotel in Belize where Ray Midge rents a room.

Unity Tabernacle

Church in Belize, owned by Nel Symes.

Leets Motor Ranch

Used car lot at which Ray finds his stripped Ford Torino.

Fort George Hotel

An upscale hotel in Belize.

Tegucigalpa

Capitol city of Honduras where Guy Dupree eventually...

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