Under the Volcano Setting & Symbolism

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Quauchnauc

Quauchnauc is the small Mexican town where Geoffrey Firmin lives as a British consul. It is a moderate sized town on the sea shore. In the distance, on sees two of Mexico's volcanoes.

Parian

When Yvonne returns, she convinces the consul and Hugh to travel by bus to the next town of Parian. There, they plan to go to the zoo. They also see a bullfight. Outside of Parian, the consul and Yvonne die. Parian represents a happy time that the main characters desire, but cannot attain.

Samaritain Ship

During the First World War, the consul captained this ship. One of his most heroic feats turns out to be his most notorious as well. His crew captures a German submarine, but when they reach port, none of the submarines officers are found on board. The crew eventually confesses to killing the German officers and putting them in...

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