Smitten Setting & Symbolism

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Chase Mills, Pennsylvania

Protagonist Lizabeth makes her home here after her divorce from her oppressive ex-husband. It's a small, quiet town, perfect for her rest and healing but still within easy driving distance of larger urban centers like Philadelphia.

Lizabeth's House

This is the run-down character home, a "fixer-upper," in which Lizabeth and her family live and which Matt helps her turn into a realization of her dreams. For further consideration of the metaphoric value of the house, see "Topics for Discussion - In what ways ..."

Matt's Motorcycle

Matt's prized Harley Davidson motorcycle is an important symbol - of power, of excitement, of sexuality, and of freedom. As such, it's simultaneously a threat to Lizabeth's fear-bred sense of safety and a trigger for the release of her own power, excitement (for life), sexuality, and freedom.

Elsie's Cadillac

Elsie's car, as equally prized by her as Matt's motorcycle is...

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