The Ghost Sonata Setting

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The Street

The street outside the apartment building is the Setting for Scene 1. This setting emphasizes the gap between the public and the private sphere: when the Student views the inside of the apartment building from the street he mistakenly believes that it is a kind of paradise. Once the Student is actually inside the building, his view of its residents changes.

The Colonel’s Apartment – Hallway

The hallway in the Colonel’s apartment is one of the settings for Scene 2, predominantly used for the interactions between Bengtsson and Johansson and the first interactions between the Mummy and the Old Man. The hallway is a liminal space in a literal sense, linking the street with the rest of the apartment. It is also a liminal space in a symbolic sense as it marks the transition from the Old Man coming up with his plan on the street and executing...

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