Pearl in the Mist Setting & Symbolism

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The Garden District

The Garden District is the area of New Orleans where the Dumas mansion is. It is a well-to-do neighborhood for the most prestigious families in the city.

Greenwood

Greenwood is the private all girls' school on the outskirts of Baton Rouge attended by the Dumas twins. The school is for well-to-do girls of good breeding and families, and claims to instill proper Southern values in its students.

Houma

Houma is the town where Ruby was raised. On the bayou, it is a poor Cajun town. The upper crust of New Orleans society do not consider the bayou a respectable place to grow up.

Voodoo

Voodoo is the spiritual beliefs and practices performed by the Cajun people. This brand of mysticism uses charms and spells to promote good fortune and deter evil spirits. Ruby grew up around the voodoo of her grandmother, a Cajun healer, and...

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