Skin (Roald Dahl) Setting

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Rue de Rivoli, Paris, 1946

This setting is where the story begins. The scenes in this setting involve Drioli walking past various shops. This introduces Drioli’s character, because it highlights his personality traits. Drioli ignores shops selling luxuries, covets restaurants with the scent of chicken, and stops to enter an art gallery, which highlights Drioli’s necessities and desires.

The Cité Falguière, Soutine’s Apartment, Paris, 1913

Soutine’s apartment is where the bulk of the story takes place. The scenes in this setting occur in the past. They detail a night of celebration between Drioli, Josie, and Soutine. Here, Drioli brings wine and the group celebrates a lucrative night of Drioli’s tattooing. The drunken atmosphere inspires Drioli to ask Soutine to tattoo his back, which is a crucial moment for the plot.

The art gallery is the final setting in the story. This...

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