Berlin Syndrome Setting

Melanie Joosten
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Berlin

The narrative takes place in Berlin. The setting is symbolic as Berlin offered two sides of life, separated by a wall just as the door to Andi’s apartment separates a life of restricted freedom from one of freedom. When the Berlin Wall was up, the state, like Andi, thought that it was doing the best for people, but in trying to make them see that this is the case, it took away more and more liberties and treated those who spoke up or tried to escape badly just as Andi does with Clare.

Andi's Apartment

Andi keeps Clare locked in his apartment. As a result, his apartment becomes like life in East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is a place where Andi tries to make a perfect life based on his version of a perfect relationship, but like the government in East Berlin...

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