A Very Long Engagement Setting & Symbolism

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Bingo Crepuscule

Bingo Crepuscule is the trench over which the condemned soldiers are tossed. There are many different people who tell Mathilde how the name came to be. Many, many years after the war, Mathilde is sent the small wooden sign on which the name was painted, on the back of a painting of a Canadian officer named Byng.

Wire

As they are being moved through the trench, the condemned soldiers are constantly being told to watch out for the wire. This wire is for the telephones that connect the soldiers in the trenches with those on the outside. Mathilde also wants Manech to watch out for a wire that is their love; it will either bring them back together or kill her.

Lake Hosseger

This is where Manech taught Mathilde to swim. It is surrounded by mimosas. There is also a poplar tree with the letters MMM...

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