Oleanna Setting & Symbolism

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John's House

John's House is the big purchase John hopes to make with the new raise from his tenure. At the opening of the play, he is on the phone with realtors ironing out the final details of the sale. As the play progresses, he loses his house and the down payment as a result of Carol's accusations.

Tenure

Tenure is what John has just been offered at his university. Tenure gives John a huge raise and ensures that he cannot be fired from his position. With the offer, John decides to purchase a new house before the tenure committee has officially approved his new opinion. John loses not only his tenure offer but also his job as a result of Carol's accusations.

The Group

The Group is an unnamed political party that Carol joins in the wake of her initial meeting with John. According to Carol, the...

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