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A Confederacy of Dunces Setting & Symbolism

John Kennedy Toole
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Abelman's Dry Goods

This store is a 30-year retailer of Levy Pants products, currently claiming a recent shipment was defective. Needing to escape the depressing office, Levy orders Gonzalez to sign a letter to them as usual. Earlier in the day, Ignatius noticed a large rat eating their paperwork and forges a disjointed, unprofessional, and downright nasty letter. Abelman's takes offense and sues for $500,000.

Angola

Angola is the Louisiana State Penitentiary to which Jones repeatedly refers as being where black people are sent without justification.

The Board

The board is Mrs. Levy's mechanized exercise apparatus that husband Gus despises as a symbol of her decadence and she uses as a means of diverting their fights.

The Charity Hospital

The Charity Hospital is the Catholic-run institution offering medical care for indigents. Santa convinces Irene she should commit Ignatius to its psychological wing for treatment.

The Consolation of Philosophy

Boethius'...

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