Giovanni's Room Setting & Symbolism

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Paris

Paris is where the majority of the story takes place. David winds up leaving with Hella to escape the guilt he felt over Giovanni.

America

David and Hella are both from America. David's American heritage becomes almost shameful to him while he is with Giovanni.

Spain

Hella leaves David for Spain to think about his marriage proposal.

Guillaume's Bar

David meets Giovanni at Guillaume's bar. It is where Giovanni winds up murdering Guillaume.

Madame Clothilde's Bar

The first night they meet, David, Giovanni, Jacques, and Guillaume wind up going to Madame Clothilde's bar for drinks and food.

Giovanni's Room

David stays in Giovanni's room because he was evicted from his last apartment. Its disorderliness symbolizes Giovanni's chaotic soul.

American Express

The American Express is where David goes to receive his mail. Giovanni never wants to go with him because he is disturbed by seeing so many Americans...

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