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The Wasp Factory Setting & Symbolism

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Wasp Factory

Frank Cauldhame captures wasps and uses them to provide answers and predictions in the secret Wasp Factory he maintains in loft of his home.

Sacrifice Poles

Frank Cauldhame affixes heads of dead animals to the top of poles. These poles are distributed around the island he lives on to scare people away.

The Bunker

Frank Cauldhame keeps dozens of skulls of dead animals in the secret bunker, including the skull of his nemesis, Old Saul.

Measurement Book

Mrs. Cauldhame is obsessed with measuring the dimensions of everything in his house—tables, doorways, anything that can be measured. He records these measurements in a book.

The Island

The Cauldhames live on an unnamed island off the coast of Scotland.

Cauldhame Arms

The Cauldhame Arms, named after Frank's family, is a pub in Porteneil, the small town near the island. Frank hangs out with his friend, Jamie...

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