Major Pettigrew's Last Stand Setting & Symbolism

Helen Simonson
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Edgecombe St. Mary

"He had been many decades, as man and boy, in the village of Edgecomb St. Mary, and yet the walk down the hill to the village never ceased to give him pleasure," (Chap. 3, p. 35).

The lane to the village is steep, its sides decorated with privet hedges, beech trees and hawthorn. There is a scent of farm animals in the air from behind the cottages. There are many garden gates. The Major enjoys glimpses of thick, lush lawns and flowers. Although Edgecombe St. Mary is located in the suburbs, it feels as though it is in the country.

The village is located in the Sussex countryside. Hills rise and fall. The Major likes to look at the rye fields. The Major also likes the village and often looks forward to Mrs. Ali's shop, the SuperSaver SuperMart.

The people in Edgecombe St. Mary are very set...

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