Family Matters Setting & Symbolism

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Chateau Felicity

Chateau Felicity is the building where Nariman lives with Jal and Coomy at the beginning of the story. Chateau Felicity is in a good section of the city. The flat is a comfortable seven rooms. It is fitting for a person of Nariman's position, professor at the university. Somewhere along the way, Nariman has signed the flat over to Jal and Coomy, a fact that makes Coomy feel entitled to push Nariman out onto Roxana when he becomes a burden.

Pleasant Villa

Pleasant Villa is the more modest building where Roxana and Yezad Chenoy live in a two-room flat. The part of town is not as good as where Chateau Felicity is located, and the building is quite run-down. The elevator is out of order, so the Chenoys have to climb two flights of stairs to reach their third-floor flat. About mid-way through the story the...

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