Anywhere but Here Setting & Symbolism

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Bay City, Wisconsin

Ann has fond memories of the house on Lime Kiln Road in Bay City, Wisconsin where she lived with her Gramma and mother until she was nine years old. Throughout her life, Ann thinks of this modest house as the home that she has lost forever, and can never return to. Adele cannot wait to be away from Wisconsin, believing herself to be too good for the small town. While Ann shares some of her mother's ambitions, she also remembers the modest house as the only place she was ever happy.

Hollywood, California

California symbolizes all the hopes of wealth and success for Ann and her mother. Adele believes that they will be met with wild acclaim as soon as they arrive in Hollywood, and Ann will immediately become a child star while Adele will wed a wealthy movie producer or agent. In reality, the...

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