Repossessed Setting & Symbolism

A. M. Jenkins
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Suburban street

The suburban street is where Shaun foolishly steps off the curb behind a parked SUV to be mowed down by a speeding cement mixer. It is here where Kiniel "hijacks" Shaun's body and where he yields it back to Shaun at the end of the novel. The suburban street(s) in Repossessed are bland and anonymous; there are no indications (as by signage or vegetation) as to geography. The street could be in New England, in the South, the Midwest or the West. The street(s) are strictly of a residential nature: there are no shopping malls, highways, or recreational facilities. The only places of interest on the streets are the homes of the characters and the high school they attend.

Shaun's room

Shaun's room is described by his mother in somewhat hellish terms as "one big pit without any organization whatever." It seems like the...

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