Good-bye, Mr. Chips Setting & Symbolism

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Brookfield School

Mr. Chips spends more than thirty years at Brookfield School, an all-boys boarding school set in the English countryside. The school consists of a group of 18th-century buildings, a quadrangle and playing fields.

Mrs. Wickett's House

After Mr. Chips retires from Brookfield, he rents a room from Mrs. Wickett whose house is located directly across from the school. By living there, Chips can walk across to the school and visit as often as he is able.

The Lake District

Mr. Chips and a colleague vacation at The Lake District over one summer break. Chips meets his future wife, Katherine, while on a hike near the lake.

Assembly Hall

Assembly Hall at Brookfield School is where Chips first meets his students. The hall is used to make important announcements to the students.

Chapel

After World War I begins, every Sunday night at the school's chapel the headmaster...

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