Anne of Green Gables Setting & Symbolism

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Green Gables

The fabled home of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert based on the Cavendish north shore farm owned by L.M. Montgomery's cousins and where the author frequented as a child, now part of Prince Edward Island National Park.

East Gable

Anne's room at Green Gables with whitewashed walls and barren floors that sends shivers to the marrow of Anne's bones. Over the years, her room becomes a very different place of pretty matting, soft curtains, and a few good pictures from Mrs. Allan and a photograph of her teacher, Miss Stacey.

Idlewild

A patch of birch trees, home to Anne and Diana's playhouse.

Amethyst Brooch

Marilla's amethyst brooch, given to her mother by a seafaring uncle and then bequeathed to Marilla. Marilla suspects Anne has thoughtlessly lost the brooch and the incident sparks the Sunday school picnic drama.

Haunted Wood

The spruce wood over the brook that...

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