If He Hollers Let Him Go: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

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America

America appears as both a place and a concept throughout the book, with the concept being defined by both what it seems to be intended to be - a land of freedom and equality - and what, in Jones's eyes, it actually is - a land of hypocritical racism. Both place and concept are aspects of what Jones believes is keeping him trapped, preventing him from achieving what he believes he both can, and should have the right to, achieve.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the California city where Jones lives and works. The name of the city carries with it the aura and energy of dreams and possibility, but for Jones and, he claims, for most of the other blacks there, it is a place where dreams die and possibility doesn't really exist; at least, not for them.

Ella Mae's House

This small house in what...

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