The Shipping News Setting & Symbolism

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Green House

The green house is the ancestral home of the Quoyles, located on a remote point. The home sat vacant for over forty years when Quoyle and Aunt Agnis moved back to Newfoundland.

Sea

The sea is an important part of life for Newfoundlanders. It is the source of income and life for the fisherman. It is also the burial grounds for many of them. The sea has its own colors, moods, shapes and emotions.

Killick-Claw

Killick-Claw is the small town in Newfoundland where Quoyle, his aunt, and his daughters settle.

Station Wagon

Quoyle's beat up station wagon is what he uses to commute to work when he can't take his boat. It's a rusty old beast with holes in the floor and also the setting for his early courtship with Wavey.

Gammy Bird

The Gammy Bird is the local newspaper where Quoyle works. It's owned by...

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