Phantastes Setting & Symbolism

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Secretary Desk

A secretary desk usually has a writing surface that flips down to reveal the inside of the desk. The inside is made up of a series of compartments and drawers; some of these can be locked for privacy. Because the cubby-holes can be of varying depths, it is possible to have a hidden cupboard behind smaller obvious compartments. This appears to be the set up of the desk Anodos inherits from his father. He must try several of the keys before unlocking the hidden compartment and then navigate a few disguised switches to open the door from which the old woman appears.

The Cottage in the Woods

Four great oaks form the corners of the structure, while the branches intertwine to form the roof covered with leaves. The walls are made from the stems of smaller trees set close together. The inside is furnished with chairs...

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