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Earth Sciences
Earth Sciences 1081A/B
Cameron Tsujita

English Symbolism – Mexico (Hell) Logan Kazman In the short story “Across the bridge” by Graham Greene there are several symbols used that help illustrate the theme of how an unrepentant sinner is damned to a death in life. Within the story Mexico can be compared to hell based on the feel that is described throughout the work. “This is a rather dreadful place, don’t you think?” (227). Within this quote it is evident that Calloway doesn’t like Mexico and what it has to offer. The place is dreary and dusty and he would much rather be in the United States. Another quote that exemplifies Calloway’s detestation is when he says “I can’t think what brings anybody across the bridge.” (227) The previous quote is a powerful example of how Call
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