Dorothy Parker: What Fresh Hell Is This? Setting & Symbolism

Marion Meade
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New York

Dorothy is born and raised on the east coast and works for the early part of her career in New York for various magazines and as a film critic. She returns several times through her life to her home town of New York. This is also where she dies.

Hollywood

Dorothy leaves New York in favor of Hollywood, California, the movie capitol of the world, to write film scripts for major motion pictures. The wages Dorothy and husband Alan earn in California are astronomical, even by today's standards.

Paris

When Dorothy first travels abroad, it is with Earnest Hemingway to the fashionable French city of Paris. She travels back to Paris several times through her life and it is often her port of call in Europe.

Spain

Dorothy travels to the country of Spain at least twice in her life. Dorothy is far less than impressed...

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