How Green Was My Valley Setting & Symbolism

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Valley

The region of South Wales where the Morgans reside consists of hills and valleys, with seams of coal that run between. The particular neighborhood where the Morgans live has a street of homes that go up a hill, with the coal operation, or colliery, at the top. Each valley has its own flavor and customs, but Huw's valley has a neighborhood where people are bound together by the stability, as well as the danger, that comes with making a living as a coal miner. Huw's valley is beautiful and green with a river running through it and mountains above it and, throughout his story, we see the valley become more polluted from the colliery, as well as the community becoming more fragmented and negative as their jobs and their standard of living diminish.

Family Treasures

The Morgan family has three treasures that grace the front room of...

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