The Belle of Amherst Setting & Symbolism

William Luce
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The Dickinson Household (The Homestead)

Called the Homestead by Emily, the Dickinson household is where all of the action of the play takes place. Emily's entire world is the house and the gardens. Emily's descriptions of the house are at times full of excitement and chaos and at other times quiet and lonely. She says that when her father died the house seemed empty with just her and Lavinia. The house is Emily's anchor. It is the thing that keeps her grounded in reality as she moves in and out of her past recollections.

The Evergreens (Austin and Sue's Home)

Edward built the Evergreens next door to the Homestead. He built it to keep Austin in Amherst. There, Austin and Sue made a home and raised a family.

The Path Between the Evergreens and the Homestead

Emily describes a little path between the to homes. She says that...

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