Collected Works Setting & Symbolism

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Fortune Farm, appears in A View of the Woods

The Fortune farm was originally 800 acres of farmland owned by the Fortune family. The owner of the farm is 79 year old Mr. Fortune, who allows his daughter and her family to live on the land and farm in exchange for room and board. The family has been on the farm for ten years. Mr. Fortune has no use for any of them save for the youngest child, Mary Fortune Pitts, who is a spitting image of her grandfather.

The farm is sold off in small lots in order to pay the bills that aren't covered by the dairy cows. The son-in-law resents not being able to own the farm but Mr. Fortune won't hear of it, and besides, if the son-in-law owned the farm, it is likely that Mr. Fortune would no longer have a home.

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