A Summons to Memphis Setting & Symbolism

Peter Taylor
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Phillip's Manhattan Apartment

A small, dingy place where Phillip lives with his longtime-girlfriend, Holly Kaplan. The furniture does not match. They are relatively happy most of the time.

Memphis

Memphis is the city that is like the Old South, but not quite. This is where the Carver family moves to start life anew after the betrayal of Lewis Shackleford. The city treats the Carver's well, but is not good enough, or will ever be as grand as Nashville.

Nashville

The place where the Carver's were born and raised part of their lives. The Old South traditions and values were drilled in to them. The family was content to live there and belonged to many clubs and organizations of affluence.

Carver House in Memphis early years

Several houses where the family lived, but never seemed to get its footings as a family unit. The family lived here together for...

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