Sarah's Key Setting & Symbolism

Tatiana de Rosnay
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Paris is often referred to as the "City of Lights" and is considered to be one of the most fashionable and romantic cities in the world. Paris and its surrounding areas are the main settings used in the story. In 1942, the Starzynski family lived at 26 rue de Saintonge, which would eventually belong to the Tézac family. The Jaramond/ Tézac family resides on the boulevard du Montparnasse. Also mentioned in the story are the offices on "Seine Scenes" located on the rue Marbeuf, Champs-Élysée, Eiffel Tower, Place de l'Étoile, Haussmannian, and various suburbs.

The author shows Paris from several points of view, through the eyes of ten-year-old Sirka and eleven-year-old Zoe, through the eyes of the Parisiens and Jews in the 1940s up through the present when the city is discussed through the eyes of the French, as well as through the eyes...

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