Veronika Decides to Die Setting & Symbolism

Paulo Coelho
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The War in Bosnia-Serbia-Croatia

In the early-to-mid 1990's, several regions in Eastern Europe that were once a single country called Yugoslavia participated in what has been variously described as a civil war or a war of aggression. Lingering social, political, and economic uncertainty after the fall of the Soviet Union and its satellite, Communist governments were a fertile breeding ground in which centuries old ethnic tensions resurfaced and became violent, with the result that thousands of people, soldiers and civilians alike, were killed. This is the social and political context in which Veronika decides to end her life, the violence and intolerance of the world around her being primary components of the "wrongness" she feels helpless to address.

Slovenia

Slovenia was one of the countries involved in the Bosnia-Serbia-Croatia war. A region with less influence than some of the other combatants, Slovenia suffered a great deal of what...

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