Morality Play Setting & Symbolism

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The Cart

The actors use the cart to transport costumes, set, and props for their plays. It is a small cart covered in oiled canvas. The players do not ride in the cart; however, after Brendan dies, the actors carry his body in it until he can be given a proper burial.

The Clearing

The clearing is a deserted spot in the woods where Nicolas first meets the players. The players have stopped to rest and tend to Brendan, who is near his death.

The Copper Tray

The copper tray is a prop used to echo the sound of thunder. It is referenced symbolically throughout the story, likely to emulate God's fury.

Masks

Masks are used symbolically throughout the book. Nicolas refers to the metaphorical masks people wear in life as a disguise or to feel the freedom to play a role.

The Town

The story takes...

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