Something Wicked This Way Comes Setting & Symbolism

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Green Town, Illinois

The town where the boys live and the story takes place is called Green Town.

The Lightning Rod

Will and Jim purchase a lightning rod from the traveling salesman and put it on the roof of Jim's house, although Jim takes it down later, to Will's frustration.

Rolfe's Moon Meadow

Rolfe's Moon Meadow is the place at the edge of town where the carnival sets up. It is so called because "town couples came out to see the moon rise here over a land so wide, so long, it was like an inland sea, filled with grass in spring, or hay in late summer or snow in winter ..." (page 37).

The Library

Mr. Halloway works as the janitor at the library and spends a lot of time reading. It is also where he, Will, and Jim encounter Mr. Dark.

The Mirror Maze

The Mirror Maze is...

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