Lily and the Octopus Setting

Steven Rowley
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Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, is where Ted and Lily live, and where Ted works from home. Los Angeles is considered a city full of life in the novel, which proves to be a stark contrast to the decline and death of Lily. Ted and Lily go for walks throughout Los Angeles prior to her death. The day after Ted’s June Thanksgiving, he goes shopping, only to nearly suffer a panic attack when he sees two dachshunds go by on a leash while thinking only of Lily.

Chinatown

Chinatown is located in Los Angeles. Ted travels to Chinatown’s fish market in order to purchase an octopus. After purchasing an octopus, Ted returns to his apartment where he seeks to use the octopus from Chinatown to frighten away Lily’s octopus by hacking it apart.

The Pelagic Zone

The Pelagic Zone is what the ancient Greeks called the...

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