Prentice Alvin Setting & Symbolism

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Hatrack River

Hatrack River is the town where Alvin comes to do his apprenticeship. It is also the town where he was born.

Vigor Church

Alvin's hometown is Vigor Church. Because of an Indian massacre by the white citizens, they are under a curse, and must tell their story to anyone they meet.

The Crystal City

Alvin has had a vision in which he creates a utopian Crystal City where everyone will be fulfilled and enlightened. He is determined to build it someday.

The Guesters' Roadhouse

Alvin was born in the Guesters' roadhouse, and his brother Vigor is buried there. Arthur Stuart is raised in this inn.

The Springhouse

When the schoolteacher comes from Philadelphia, Alvin fixes up the Guesters' old springhouse as lodgings for the new teacher. He magically puts a protective lock on the door, so that no harmful person can force their way in.

Cavil Planter's Plantation

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