This country appears as both a place and a concept throughout the book, with the concept being defined by both what it seems to be intended to be - a land of freedom and equality - and what, in Jones' eyes, it actually is - a land of hypocritical racism.
The name of the city carries with it the aura and energy of dreams and possibility, but for Jones and, he claims, for most of the other blacks there, it is a place where dreams die and possibility doesn't really exist; at least, not for them.
Ella Mae's House
Thin walls and a lack of privacy are among the factors that contribute to Jones' overall sense of being trapped.
The Harrison Home
In contrast to Ella's house this house is large, and in an upper class part of the city.
This is where...
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