Autumn: A Novel Setting

Ali Smith
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Dreams

Dreams are had in the novel by both Elisabeth and Daniel. Dreams form a major setting in the novel, as much of the novel actually takes place within a dream world. There, deeper truths are explored and the souls of Elisabeth and Daniel meet in a kind of sexual consummation of their romantic love. Their love is based on the meeting of souls, and their souls meet in their dreams as well as through their shared love, ideas, and beliefs.

Memory

Memory forms a major setting in the novel, both in terms of things recalled by Elisabeth and Daniel, and a place constructed by their recollections of the past – as well as the telling of the narrator. Memory is drawn heavily upon by the story, as it fills in pieces of the present that do not otherwise make sense – but also demonstrates how truth can be arrived at...

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