Misery Setting & Symbolism

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Annie's House

Annie Wilkes lives in a farmhouse in Sidewinder, Colorado. The location is rural and for most of the story it is winter with few references to the outside of the house. Paul immediately sees Annie for what she really is: a dirty, disheveled middle aged farmer.

Paul has no idea what the house looks like from the outside. How far is the farmhouse from the town? Paul decides it may be 15 miles or 45 miles, there is no way to tell. The farm is a working farm and is home to two cows, six chickens, and a pig named Misery.

The majority of the story takes place inside the house. Paul's bedroom is where the writer spends almost all of his time. The room is sparsely furnished with a bed, nightstand and a desk. There is a mantel on the wall and one window which Paul uses...

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