Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil Setting & Symbolism

John Berendt
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Savannah, Georgia

Most of the story takes place in Savannah, a Southern coastal town with a rich history and firm sense of identity.

Mercer House

Mercer House is Jim Williams' residence and the place where Danny Hansford dies. It is an Italianate mansion, eloquent and the focal point of Monterey Square.

Bonaventure Cemetery

The Bonaventure Cemetery contains the remains of all of the city's deceased residents. The powerful, wealthy, prominent, and significant dead are buried here along with those from lower classes, including Danny Hansford.

Garden of good and evil

The flower garden, visited by the narrator, Jim Williams, and Minerva, is the site of Dr. Buzzard's grave and where Minerva conducts most of her spells and root activity.

Hamilton-Turner House

The Hamilton-Turner House is where Joe Odom lives and entertains friends and tourists. He uses the house to charge for tours, and though the Department of Inspection...

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