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Good Night, Mr. Tom Setting & Symbolism

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Animals

When William first arrives to Little Weirwold, he is terrified of animals. Throughout the story, he develops a close bond with Tom’s dog, Sammy. It is Sammy who eventually helps rescue William by finding him in his mother’s apartment.

Tea

Tom and the villagers serve tea regularly in the story. The English tradition is apparent and many of the most important conversations in the story take place over tea.

Deptford

Deptford is the area of London where William’s mother lives. It is a rundown slum of an area and Tom travels there to retrieve William when he fears the boy is in trouble.

The Arts

Throughout the story, the arts play an important role in the everyday lives of the characters. William excels in drawing and acting. Tom’s beloved wife was an artist. Zach loves to dance and act in the town’s...

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