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The Testament

Summary: The Testament by John Grisham takes place in a prison. The setting subtly implies through the actions of the characters that God is unneeded. The characters are all concerned with themselves, and God is never mentioned throughout the book. All the characters want is to accumulate wealth for themselves, and they don't have a care in the world about God, or about their eternal destiny. They all want as much "stuff" as possible and judging by the fact that God is never mentioned throughout the book, they think that God is unneeded.
SETTING: The Federal Prison of Trumble in northern Florida, and at various campaigning places on the campaign trail of Congressman

Place - At the federal prison of Trumble in northern Florida where characters Hatlee Beech, Joe Roy Spicer, and Finn Yarber are serving their sentences for the various crimes they each have committed.

Time - Sometime in the 1990's.

The setting is important to the story because being in a jail setting gives you a feel for exactly how little hope the three characters in the jail had. This helps you understand why they were stealing money from innocent people like they were, because they realized that they were old enough and had sentences that were going to last long enough so that they might never get out of jail, but instead die there at Trumble.

POINT OF VIEW: The point of view in The Brethren is third...

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