Revolutionary Road Setting & Symbolism

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New York City

Frank Wheeler works at a company in New York City on the verge of making its first leap into the computer age. April and Frank met and conducted their courtship in New York City. New York City is where Frank has his affair with Maureen Grube, a secretary at his company.

Paris

Paris becomes the objectification of the Wheeler's escapist tendencies as they try to overcome the strictures of middle class suburban life. With its aura of bohemianism and culture, Paris becomes synonymous with a new life that will deliver them from the conformity of 1950s America.

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road is the name of a path that American soldiers used to fight the British for independence in the Revolutionary War. That spirit of independence and freedom is ironically mocked by the spiritual deadness of Revolutionary Hill Estates where the Wheelers live (or die).

Knox Business Machines

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