Adam Bede Setting & Symbolism

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Windsor

Windsor is the town where Arthur Donnithorne goes after he leaves Hayslope and Hetty Sorrel. Hetty tries to follow him but is arrested along the way and accused of murdering her infant.

Hayslope

Hayslope is the small rural village near which Adam Bede and his family, Hetty Sorrel and Dinah Morris live at the opening of the story.

Hall Farm

Hall Farm is the property where the Poysers live and work, on the estate of Squire Donnithorne. Originally, the land was an estate owned by Arthur Donnithorne's grandfather, but it passes to Arthur upon his death. The estate includes farm land which is rented to tenant farmers, such as the Poysers.

Stoniton

Stoniton is the nearby town where Hetty Sorrel is arrested, imprisoned and convicted on a charge of child murder.

Coffin

With his skilled artisan's hands, Adam Bede has constructed many wooden objects including coffins. Never...

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