Marley and Me Setting & Symbolism

John Grogan (journalist)
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The Marley Mambo

Whenever Marley has something in his mouth, he wiggles. The wiggle starts at his head and moves down his body in a wave until his entire body is undulating. John and Jenny call this the Marley Mambo.

Ireland

John and Jenny take a three-week vacation to Ireland in an attempt to reclaim the spontaneity of their marriage. In one of the many spare bedrooms they stayed in during their visit that their first son, Patrick was conceived.

Obedience School

When Marley is six-months old, John and Jenny decide to enroll their out-of-control puppy in obedience training. After two sessions, Marley is asked to leave by the prudish instructor. Even puppy school cannot tame this rambunctious animal.

West Palm Beach

The Grogan's live in West Palm Beach, where John and Jenny bought a small bungalow house that they renovated after getting married.

Boca Raton

The Grogan's...

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