Out of This Furnace Setting & Symbolism

Thomas Bell (novelist)
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Hungary

Hungary is the European country that George Kracha immigrates from in 1881.

New York

New York is where the boat docks when George travels to America.

White Haven, Pennsylvania

White Haven is the town George is headed for upon arrival in America. It is where his sister Francka and her husband Andrej Sedlar live.

Homestead, Pennsylvania

Homestead is the location of the steel mills and is where the Sedlers and Kachas move.

Braddock, Pennsylvania

Braddock is a steel mill town located across the river from Homestead. It is where Joe and Dorta Dubiik move to.

The Cinder Block

The cinder block is an area of Braddock where there is a fire which destroys all of the houses. The company rebuilds the houses and the area where the fire was is always referred to as the cinder block.

East Pittsburgh

East Pittsburgh is the location of Joe Perovsky's rooming...

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