The Beet Queen Setting & Symbolism

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The House in Prairie Lake

Mary and Karl are born and raised for the early part of their lives in a house in the small farming community of Prairie Lake. The children later find out that their mother's married lover owns the house, and that he is their father.

The Boxcar

Mary and Karl hide in a boxcar in order to make the trip to Argus. Later, Karl jumps on another boxcar and has a brief encounter with a male drifter before he jumps from the train and breaks both ankles.

Garnet Necklace

Adelaide has a garnet necklace that Mr. Ober gave her. Adelaide pawns the necklace, a fact Mary does not learn until she is in North Dakota with her aunt and uncle. Sita later retrieves the necklace from the pawnbroker, has it cleaned and repaired, and wears it the day she commits suicide.

The Blue Box

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