Circle of Friends Symbols & Objects

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Knockglen, Ireland

Knockglen is a small village near Dublin. It is the home of Benny and her parents, Eve, the Westwards, Sister Francis, and other characters. The town is important because it has helped to shape the characters and personalities of Benny and Eve. Knockglen is a contrast to the more bustling, sophisticated world of Dublin. As much as Benny and Eve want to escape and find a more exciting, fulfilling life, they are forever tied to their hometown . They have genuine affection for its people and their sometimes peculiar ways.

University College, Dublin

The book's central characters -- Benny, Eve, Jack, and Nan -- are just beginning their studies at University College. The school serves as a symbol of their coming of age as they move into a different, more independent life than the ones they have led previously. It also represents opportunity and freedom, particularly...

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