A Gathering of Days Setting & Symbolism

Joan W. Blos
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The School

The school is where many of the events involving Catherine's peers take place. This atmosphere depicts how education was treated in the early nineteenth century and gives a full perspective of Catherine's life.

The Rock

The rock is where Catherine finds her lesson book with a note from Asa telling her to meet him there. It is on this same rock that Catherine leaves a blanket for the fugitive for which she later gets reprimanded.

The Woods

The woods are where Catherine first encounters the fugitive she initially sees as a black phantom. After the fugitive disappears, Catherine cannot walk through the woods without thinking about him and how he may have fared.

Quilt

The quilt is the blanket Cassie and Catherine leave on the rock for the stranger in reply to his plea. They wrap sausages and apples inside it. Later, the missing quilt is...

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