The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg Setting & Symbolism

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Money

Miss Nibbly and her brother, Frank, target Mr. Willow because of the money Mr. Brewster gave him to buy Harold Figg's release from the army.

Elixir

Professor Fleabottom sells an elixir to soldiers who come to see his medicine show. This elixir is nothing but whiskey.

Hot Air Balloon

The Union experimented with hot air balloons as a way of monitoring troop movements during the Civil War. Homer and the medicine show run into one of these airships when one crashes near them in Pennsylvania.

Wagons

Samuel Reed uses wagons to transport runaway slaves to Canada from Mr. Brewster's house.

Train

Mr. Willow nearly panics on his first train ride with Homer.

Steamship

Homer travels on his first steamship when Mr. Brewster arranges for him to travel south with Mr. Willow to find his brother.

Bob the Horse

When Homer runs away from his uncle's house, he...

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