Water for Elephants Setting & Symbolism

Sara Gruen
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Apples and Corn on the Cob

Jacob is so tired of the diet the workers at the assisted-living center feed him that he fantasizes about eating apples and corn on the cob. Jacob so craves real food that he imagines that he would prefer corn on the cob over making love to a woman.

Walker

Jacob has a walker that he is encouraged to use in order to improve his mobility after breaking his hip. Jacob gets into an argument with one of the nurses when she refuses to bring his walker to him.

Train

The circus used trains to travel from one venue to the next during Jacob's years with the circus. Later the circus would travel in a caravan of trailers.

Bull Hook

August uses a bull hook, a vicious stick with a hook on the end, to force Rosie to do what he tells her...

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