Mary Poppins Setting

Dr. P. L. Travers
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Number Seventeen, Cherry-Tree Lane

Number Seventeen, Cherry-Tree Lane, is the home of the entire Banks family. There are several staff members working around the house, yet Mary Poppins' arrival into this setting significantly alters the dynamic of the household, bringing in a sense of magic and wonder, as well as propriety and order. The narrative of this book heavily relies on the sense of home and belonging imbued in Number Seventeen, as Jane, Michael, and John and Barbara all grow older in this house and experience new things outside while constantly returning to their home at the end of the day. Number Seventeen represents stability and order, as well as familial love.

The Zoo

The zoo is mentioned in the chapter called "Full Moon," in which Mary Poppins celebrates her birthday with all of the animals at the zoo one night. Jane and Michael are shocked to see that...

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