The Great Divorce Setting & Symbolism

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The Gray Town

The Gray Town represents Hell. It is always rainy and gray.

The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop is in the Gray Town. Passengers fight to get on the bus.

The Bus Stop

The bus takes passengers from Hell to Heaven.

The Foothills of Heaven

The bus drops the passengers from the Gray Town at the Foothills of Heaven. The ghosts must travel to the mountains on foot in order to become Bright People.

The Mountains

The Mountains represent Exaltation. Once there, people continue learning and are always happy.

The River

The narrator finds a river to walk on because the grass hurts his feet.

The Waterfall

The waterfall speaks to the ghosts and advises or warns them.

The Chess Game

The chess people represent the souls of the gigantic people.

The Silver Table

The silver table is the world whereon the chess people reside.

The Narrator's Study

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