Maggie: A Girl of the Streets Setting & Symbolism

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Gruesome Doorway

The author uses this repetitive description to announce the entrance to the tenement building the Johnson family calls home.

Broken Furniture

The Johnson's home contains broken furniture. The fighting is always damaging it and Maggie makes attempts to piece the furniture back together.

Tenement Building

This run-down building is home to many of the city's poorest residents. The Johnson family lives in one of these buildings.

Lambrequin

This is a garment or piece of cloth used to decorate a shelf or mantel.

Theater

This is where Pete takes Maggie on their first date. They frequent the theater often.

Shirt Factory

This is Maggie's first job when Jimmie tells her it is time for her to get a job. It is stifling hot inside, and Maggie has to sew shirt cuffs and collars for $5 a week.

Pete's Bar

The location of Pete's employment is a bar of...

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