Forgot your password?  

Waiting for the Barbarians Setting & Symbolism

This Study Guide consists of approximately 35 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Waiting for the Barbarians.
This section contains 161 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Waiting for the Barbarians Study Guide

Objects/Places

The Empire

The Empire represent power that doesn't require that those who serve it love others but merely perform duties.

Barbarian Tribes

According to rumors barbarian tribes have been arming and the Empire would have to employ measures to prevent war.

Square

The square can be seen from the Magistrate's window. He can see prisoners arriving from there.

Third Bureau

The Third Bureau is described as an unsleeping guardian of the Empire, being an investigative agency.

The Inn

Colonel Joll stays at the inn, as it is the most comfortable place in town. When he sleeps there the staff has to tiptoe.

The Lake

Birds that fly from the south circle around the lake near the marshes.

Terminal lagoon

The expedition stumbles on the bed of an ancient terminal lagoon.

Poplarwood

The abundance of poplarwood appears near the fire camp.

Foothils

The Magistrate with soldiers reach the foothills...

(read more from the Objects/Places section)

This section contains 161 words
(approx. 1 page at 300 words per page)
Purchase our Waiting for the Barbarians Study Guide
Copyrights
Waiting for the Barbarians from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook