Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Analysis

Toombsboro

Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory

"Toomsboro" is mentioned (45) as the town the family passes right when the grandmother wakes up to remember the old plantation that isn't really there. In other words, "Toomsboro" is mentioned right before the family falls into the hands of The Misfit. The word itself sounds like tomb, so we get some foreshadowing that the family is headed for doom.

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