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Lives of Girls and Women Setting & Symbolism

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Objects/Places

Jubilee

The town to which Del eventually moves and where she resides with her mother for much of the novel, Jubilee is one of the two key locations in the story. It is the place where Ada feels most at home and the place where, from the beginning of the novel, she aspires to live.

Flats Road

At the beginning of the novel, Del lives at the end of the Flats Road on the outskirts of town. Del's mother despises the Flats Road, its people, its lifestyle and its (in her opinion) backward ways. When Del and her mother and brother move to a rented house in Jubilee, Del's father continues to live in the Flats Road house, a house that Del eventually refers to as, simply, "that house."

The Library

The library is Del's safe place, where she finds comfort, knowledge and in a sense, her truest...

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