Invitation to a Beheading Setting & Symbolism

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The Prison

The large prison overshadows the town, cropping out of the top of a mountain. Cincinnatus is the only prisoner.

Cincinnatus's Cell

Cincinnatus's cell contains only a cot, a table and chair. It has one high-up window that Cincinnatus cannot see out of, and there is writing on the cell walls.

Tamara Gardens

Cincinnatus used to walk through the Tamara Gardens with Marthe before they were married, and he has fond memories of the location. The gardens seem to symbolize happiness and freedom to Cincinnatus.

The Library Catalogue

The catalogue lists all the library's selections, organized by number of pages. Cincinnatus finds a child's drawings, perhaps showing a plan for escape, on one of the pages.

M'sieur Pierre's Cell

M'sieur Pierre's cell is just like Cincinnatus's, but he has decorated it with a calendar, a blanket, and other items.

The Spider

Cincinnatus has a regulation spider that...

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