Nation Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Pop Lit than meets the eye.
Flags and Maps
What was one of the first things Americans did when they landed on the moon? Stick a flag on it. Explorers have been laying claim to territories for a long time, no matter who has there first. (Wha...
The Europeans that arrive on the island Nation bring a few things with them—weapons, violence, death, and religion being just a few of the more dangerous. But they also bring tools. "They're powe...
Gold and Silver
When you think about it, gold is like soap suds: shimmery, soft, luxurious ... and totally useless. "One small piece of gold was worth more [to trousermen] than a really good machete, which showed...
There are a lot of birds on the island, but not the pretty tropical kind you might expect. The island is swarming with grandfather birds (which trousermen call trouserbirds. Make of that what you w...
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