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Heartburn Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Ladies' Central

The gossip network that Mark Feldman refers to while discussing who Thelma Rice might be having an affair with.

Seven Clouds

The mental hospital or 'looney bin' where Rachel's father is at the outset of the novel.

Washington, D.C.

The capital of the United States, Rachel and her husband Mark live in the city.

West Virginia

Rachel and Mark have a summer home in the state of West Virginia, outside Washington, D.C.

Britches

The clothing store where Mark purchases a blazer with Thelma.

Eastern Airlines

The airline that provides shuttle service between New York and Washington.

Cleaveland Park

The area of Washington where Thelma and Jonathan Rice live.

New York City

Rachel runs to New York when she discovers Mark's affair, as she is happier there. Rachel realizes that she misses the city, and has given a part of herself up by moving to...

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Heartburn from BookRags and Gale's For Students Series. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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