Slapstick: Or, Lonesome No More! Setting & Symbolism

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The Empire State Building

As an old man, Wilbur lives in the lobby of the Empire State Building along with his granddaughter Melody and her lover Isadore.

The Island of Death

Manhattan adopts this nickname after the gravity shifts rend machinery useless, and the Green Plague wipes out most of the population.

The Baby Pyramid

Melody and Isadore construct a pyramid from junk over a manhole, under which is her still born baby in a humidor box she conceived after being raped at 12-years-old.

Candlesticks

As an old man, Wilbur is known as the King of Candlesticks. When he helped heal a member of the Raspberry family, he chose a candlestick as a gift, so others assume he likes them and also give them. He collects over a thousand, which they light on his 100th birthday.

Vera Chimpmunk-5 Zappa's Farm

Wilbur's nearest neighbor in New York, Vera owns...

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