Confessions of the Fox Setting

Jordy Rosenberg
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England

The country of England is the broad-strokes setting for the main narrative - the story of Jack Sheppard. England has a centuries-old history of trade and capitalistic conquest; it also has a history, that goes back even further of unwelcoming treatment of non-whites, non-males, and non-Christians. Both these aspects of its historical identity tend, according to the Voth narrative, to have been whitewashed from its history; the author, in Voth's voice, seems to be attempting to address this. Meanwhile, all these elements manifest, in varying ways, throughout the narrative.

London

London is the capital city of England, and is the primary localized setting for the main body of the narrative / the Sheppard manuscript. Crowded and corrupt, bustling and riddled with economic and cultural disparities, it is the perfect place for the various sorts of opportunists at work throughout the main body of their narrative to do what they...

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